Every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle with a force that varies directly as the product of their masses, and inversely as the square of the distance between them. An Introduction to Logic - Page 477by Horace William Brindley Joseph - 1906 - 564 pagesFull view - About this book
| Ezra Otis Kendall - Astronomy - 1845 - 365 pages
...never was a law of such vast importance announced in so few words. The simple principle, that gravity **varies directly as the mass, and inversely as the square of the** distance, enables us to infer it priori all of Kepler's laws. If one of several bodies of a system... | |
| James M'Intire - Astronomy - 1850 - 326 pages
...theory of gravitation as stated in the last and present articles, namely, that the force of attraction **varies directly as the mass, and inversely as the square of the** distance, was first promulgated by Sir Isaac Newton ; and hence it is sometimes called, The Newtonian... | |
| Thomas Turner Tate - Mechanical engineering - 1853 - 342 pages
...distance one-ninth, and so on. These two!laws are expressed by saying, — that the force of gravitation **varies directly as the mass, and inversely as the square of the** distance. Bodies are attracted by the earth as if the whole of its mass were collected in its centre... | |
| James Cornwell - 1855
...hour ; how far and how long must the first travel before he is overtaken by the second? 17. Gravity **varies directly as the mass and inversely as the square of the** distance. Compare the amount of the earth's attraction on two bodies, the one having a mass 35 at a... | |
| Thomas Turner Tate - 1855
...at treble oneninth, and so on. These two laws are expressed by saying, that the force of gravitation **varies directly as the mass, and inversely as the square of the** distance. Bodies are attracted by the earth as if the whole of its mass were collected in its centre... | |
| JOHN & CHARLES WATT, EDITORS - 1855
...but only tells us that all masses or portions of matter tend towards each other with a force which **varies directly as the mass, and inversely as the square of the** distance. This law enables us to measure and calculate the force- of gravitation, but throws no gleam... | |
| Liverpool ladies' coll - 1857
...lying within the scope of the law that every particle of matter attracts every other with a force which **varies directly as the mass, and inversely as the square of the** distance. It is the object of Philosophy to ascend from a knowledge of facts to a knowledge of laws;... | |
| O.M. MITCHEL - 1860
...planets exterior to the orbit of Mercury exert an amount of power on this nearest planet to the sun which **varies directly as the mass, and inversely as the square of the** distance of the disturbing body. Let us suppose the earth and Venus to be in conjunction with Mercury,... | |
| Sir William Fairbairn - Technology & Engineering - 1866 - 330 pages
...Newton) the mechanism by which these masses are regulated in their orbits, by an attracting force which **varies directly as the mass and inversely as the square of the** distance. These wonderful achievements of the Great Author of Nature teach us lessons of humility as... | |
| Elias Loomis - Astronomy - 1866 - 338 pages
...is But, since the planet is retained in its orbit by the attraction of the sun, and this attraction **varies directly as the mass, and inversely as the square of the** distance, Art. 256, we shall have B»~ T2 ' M=^5!. (1) For the same reason, if we put m to represent... | |
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