that every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle, with a force whose direction is that of the line joining the two, and whose magnitude is directly as the product of their masses, and inversely as the square of their distances... History of Astronomy - Page 67by George Forbes - 1909 - 200 pagesFull view - About this book
| Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies - Military art and science - 1863
...subject to one source of great uncertainty. Newton laid down the law of universal gravitation, " That **every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle with a force** directly proportionate to the mass of the attracting particle, and inversely to the square of the distance... | |
| Science - 1863
...producing a ring or belt of matter thirteen miles high at the equator. Now as, according to the law of **gravitation, every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle** of matter, wherever situate, with a force directly proportioned to their mass, and varying inversely... | |
| William Hughes - 1864 - 160 pages
...exert give rise to all the celestial phenomena. Universal Gravitation is, then, the principle that " **every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle, with a force** which is inversely poportional to the square of the distance between them" or, in other words, with... | |
| Richard Anthony Proctor - 1865
...the last to rush from particular phenomena to general theories— in the grand cosmical law : — ' **Every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle with a force varying** directly as the product of the masses and inversely as the square of the distance.' Under this law... | |
| Richard Anthony Proctor - Astronomy - 1865 - 252 pages
...Newton—the last to rush from particular phenomena to general theories—in the grand cosmical law :—' **Every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle with a force varying** directly as the product of the masses and inversely as the square of the distance.' Under this law... | |
| Louis Figuier - Geology, Stratigraphic - 1867 - 439 pages
...which render it prohable that it is derivative. The law of gravitation enunciated by Newton is, that **every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle with a force** which diminishes as the square of the distance increases. Under this law a stone falls to the ground... | |
| Edward Isidore Sears, David Allyn Gorton, Charles H. Woodman - 1867
...inequalities, and observations were needed to give their true magnitude. According to Newton's law of **gravitation, every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle** proportionately to its mass; but the fixed stars are so remote that, to our ineasuremnt, they influence... | |
| William James Rolfe, Joseph Anthony Gillet - Astronomy - 1868 - 308 pages
...without making this supposition. SUMMARY. • Every particle of matter in our solar system acts upon **every other particle with a force varying inversely as the square of** their distance from one another. This supposition is necessary to explain the tides (204), the spheroidal... | |
| John Henry Pepper - Science - 1869 - 440 pages
...attraction, which, of course, could be no other than that indicated by Newton as the attraction of **gravitation. " Every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle** of matter with a force or power directly proportional to the quantity oj matter in each,, and decreasing... | |
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