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" ... 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 47
by Denison Olmsted - 1852 - 115 pages
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An introduction to natural philosophy: designed as a text book ..., Volume 1

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...
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An Introduction to Natural Philosophy: Designed as a Text Book, for the Use ...

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...
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Natural Philosophy for Schools, Families, and Private Students

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...
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Letters on Astronomy, in which the Elements of the Science are Familiarly ...

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...
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Letters on Astronomy: In which the Elements of the Science are Familialry ...

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...
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Elementary Physical Science for Grammar Schools, Volume 1

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...
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John Von Neumann: The Scientific Genius who Pioneered the Modern Computer ...

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...
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LETTERS ON ASTRONOMY, IN WHICH THE ELEMENTS OF THE SCIENCE.

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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