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
| English literature - 1872
...The sequence is inevitable. The second instance is the law of gravitation. Every particle of matter **attracts every other particle, with a force varying inversely as the square of** the distance. This causes the motion of the sun, moon, planets, and stars; at the same time the attraction... | |
| Joel Dorman Steele - Physics - 1872 - 333 pages
...notice another form of the same attraction, which acts between masses at all distances. GRAND LAW OF **GRAVITATION.* — Every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle** of matter with a force directly proportional to its mass, and decreasing as the square of the distance... | |
| Hermann von Helmholtz - Physics - 1873 - 397 pages
...by analysing the motions of the planets on mechanical principles, that every particle of ponderable **matter in the universe attracts every other particle with a force varying inversely as the square of** the distance, astronomers have been able, in virtue of that one law of gravitation, to calculate with... | |
| Hermann Ludwig F. von Helmholtz - 1873
...by analysing the motions of the planets on mechanical principles, that every paiticle of ponderable **matter in the universe attracts every other particle with a force varying inversely as the square of** the distance, astronomers have been able, in virtue of that one law of gravitation, to calculate with... | |
| CHARLES R. CROSS - 1873
...consider. It is frequently known as Newtorfs Law, from its discoverer, and may be stated as follows : **Every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle with a force varying** directly in the compound ratio of their masses^ and inversely as the square of their distance. It follows... | |
| John Isaac Plummer - Astronomy - 1873 - 174 pages
...give the widest signification to this law, which we will now state in its fullest application : — **Every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle, with a force varying** directly as the mass of the attracting particle, and inversely as the square of t/ie distance between... | |
| Francis Bullock - Astronomy - 1873 - 224 pages
...Q. What is the Law of Gravitation ? A. The Law of Universal Gravitation may bo stated thus : — " **Every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle with a force** directly proportioned to the mass of the attracting particle, and inversely to the square of the distance... | |
| Edward Everett Hale - Liberalism (Religion) - 1873
...the enunciation of the general law of gravitation, as given by the author. It is as follows : — " **Every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle with a force** whose direction is that of a line joining the two, and whose magnitude is directly as the product of... | |
| Isaac Todhunter - Attractions of ellipsoids - 1873 - 508 pages
...passes through the centre : see also Art. 56. But if we admit with Newton that every particle of matter **attracts every other particle with a force varying inversely as the square of** the distance, bodies will no longer necessarily be attracted exactly towards the centre of the earth... | |
| Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1874
...views, and a generalisation to be afterwards mentioned, Newton is understood to have at first rested his **law of universal gravitation : ' Every particle of...universe attracts every other particle with a force** directly proportioned to the mass of the attracting particle, and inversely to the square of the distance... | |
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