... bodies, it must decrease, as the square of the distance from the centre of the earth increases ; that is, at double the distance, it would be four times less ; at ten times the distance, one hundred times less ; and so on. Now, it was known that the... Rudiments of Natural Philosophy and Astronomy - Page 47by Denison Olmsted - 1852 - 115 pagesFull view - About this book
| Denison Olmsted - Physics - 1838
...beginning with the distance of the surface from the center. Hence it appears that a body placed 20 **times as far from the center of the earth as the surface** is from the center, is attracted only T | ff th part as much ; and at the distance of 60 times the... | |
| Denison Olmsted - Physics - 1844 - 592 pages
...Attraction, 1 1 2 4" 3 i 5 4 rV 5 TT 10 i TiTff 20 i Tffo 60 iyVs Hence it appears that a body placed 20 **times as far from the center of the earth as the surface** is from the center, is attracted only T jjfth P art as much; and at the distance of 60 times the radius... | |
| Mrs. Lincoln Phelps - Physics - 1848 - 288 pages
...of the surface of the earth from the center, its weight would be diminished to one-ninth of a pound. **The moon is about sixty times as far from the center of the earth as the** distance from that center to the surface, (that is, 240,000 miles); therefore, as the square of 60... | |
| Denison Olmsted - Astronomy - 1855 - 427 pages
...times less ; and so on. Now, it was known that the moon is about sixty times as far from the centre **of the earth as the surface of the earth is from the** centre, and consequently, the force of attraction at the moon must be the square of sixty, or thirty-six... | |
| Denison Olmsted - Astronomy - 1858 - 427 pages
...times less ; and so on. Now, it was known that the moon is about sixty times as far from the centre **of the earth as the surface of the earth is from the** centre, and consequently, the force of attraction at the moon must be the square of sixty, or thirty-six... | |
| John Francis Woodhull - Physics - 1905
...pounds. The moon is 240,000 miles from the earth. If this man were transferred to the moon, he would be **about sixty times as far from the center of the earth as** we are, and his attraction for the earth would be (gl0-)2or ^gVff °f what it was originally — that... | |
| Norman Macrae - Biography & Autobiography - 2000 - 405 pages
...not, then it should be possible to work out the equations of forces acting on them. If the moon was **sixty times as far from the center of the earth as the** apple was, his inverse-square laws suggested that the moon should have one-thirty-six-hundredth of... | |
| DENISON OLMSTED, LLD., - 1840
...times less ; and so on. Now, it was known that the moon is about sixty times as far from the centre **of the earth as the surface of the earth is from the** centre, and consequently, the force of attraction at the moon must be the square of sixty, or thirty-six... | |
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