law of gravitation


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law of gravitation

or law of universal gravitation
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Noun1.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
law of nature, law - a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature; "the laws of thermodynamics"
gravitational theory, Newton's theory of gravitation, theory of gravitation, theory of gravity - (physics) the theory that any two particles of matter attract one another with a force 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 of gravitation, gravitational constant, universal gravitational constant, G - (physics) the universal constant relating force to mass and distance in Newton's law of gravitation
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They have likewise discovered two lesser stars, or satellites, which revolve about Mars; whereof the innermost is distant from the centre of the primary planet exactly three of his diameters, and the outermost, five; the former revolves in the space of ten hours, and the latter in twenty-one and a half; so that the squares of their periodical times are very near in the same proportion with the cubes of their distance from the centre of Mars; which evidently shows them to be governed by the same law of gravitation that influences the other heavenly bodies.
The thoughts of worldly men are for ever regulated by a moral law of gravitation, which, like the physical one, holds them down to earth.
Similarly, Einstein's second famous 'Theory of General Relativity' took its roots from the Law of Gravitation which was put forward by Issac Newton.
The group was invited to the ceremonial clipping of the apple tree that caused the English physicist and mathematician to question why objects always fall straight down to the ground - leading to his discovery of the law of gravitation. Today 'Newton's Tree' is an essential part of a pilgrimage to Woolsthorpe and its pips have even been to the International Space Station as part of a programme of experiments for a mission that included British astronaut Tim Peake.
The required use of G in Sir Isaac Newton's Law of Gravitation, F=Gm1m2/r^2, factors in something other than the two mass or the equation would read F=m1m2/r^2.
Two things have been concerned in the case: first, the love of violent exercise, and second, the law of gravitation. Both of these things are good in the main.
Each chapter culminates with a classic scientific problem such as the brachistochrone problem, the Einstein formula, NewtonAEs law of gravitation, the wave equation of the vibrating string, and HamiltonAEs principle.
Current models and simulations of the universe are built on Newton's law of gravitation, using codes that do not incorporate the movement of space itself.
When applied in conjunction with Newton's laws of motion, the law of gravitation explains and describes a wide variety of dynamic phenomena, from the motions of astronomical objects to the motions of falling objects and projectiles on the Earth.
Does not the special construction of the solar system and the particular proportion between the size, distance and speed of each planet of this system prove that the maker of this machine is fully aware of all the details of the law of gravitation and the effects of the rotatory motion in producing centrifugal forces?
Gravity models are actually derived from Sir Isaac Newtons Law of Gravitation, which was first used to predict the movement of people, commodities, and sales by William J.
Therefore, most scientific laws, such as conservation of energy or Newton's law of gravitation, are based on countless repeatable experiments.