constant of gravitation


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Noun1.constant of gravitation - (physics) the universal constant relating force to mass and distance in Newton's law of gravitationconstant of gravitation - (physics) the universal constant relating force to mass and distance in Newton's law of gravitation
law of gravitation, Newton's law of gravitation - (physics) the law that states any two bodies attract each other with a force that is directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
constant - a number representing a quantity assumed to have a fixed value in a specified mathematical context; "the velocity of light is a constant"
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And secondly, directly from (2) one can express the value of the Newtonian constant of gravitation (G) exactly as follows:
The lead article in the annual Buyer's Guide of the American Institute of Physics features five pages of values of the fundamental physical constants, such as the speed of light, the Newtonian constant of gravitation, the Planck constant, the fine-structure constant, and energy-unit conversion factors.
It seems to have been used initially as a means of making equations and expressions dimensionless by making use of suitable combinations of the universal constants c, the speed of light, G, Newton's universal constant of gravitation, and finally Planck's constant.

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