| John Brinkley - Astronomy - 1871 - 307 pages
...centre offeree, combined with Kepler's discoveries, prove that each of the planets is attracted toward **the sun, by a force varying inversely as the square of the distance from the sun.** For Kepler showed from observations, 1st, that each planet described equal areas in equal times about... | |
| Sir George Gabriel Stokes - Natural theology - 1893 - 272 pages
...approximately obeyed. On that supposition we should be right in saying that the earth was impelled **to the sun by a force varying inversely as the square of** the distance; and we might substitute for the observed orbit of the earth, and the place of the earth... | |
| Sir George Gabriel Stokes - Natural theology - 1893 - 272 pages
...approximately obeyed. On that supposition we should be right in saying that the earth was impelled **to the sun by a force varying inversely as the square of** the distance; and we might substitute for the observed orbit of the earth, and the place of the earth... | |
| Henry Smith Williams, Edward Huntington Williams - Science - 1904
...mentioned merely as centripetal, through the operation of which the planets are held in their orbits, is **a force varying inversely as the square of the distance from the sun.** This idea had come to Robert Hooke, to Wren, and perhaps to Halley, as well as to Newton; but as yet... | |
| Henry Smith Williams - 1904
...mentioned merely as centripetal, through the operation of which the planets are held in their orbits, is **a force varying inversely as the square of the distance from the sun.** This idea had come to Robert Hooke, to Wren, and perhaps to Halley, as well as to Newton ; but as yet... | |
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