varies directly as the mass of the attracting body and inversely as the square of its distance from the attracted body. Plane astronomy - Page 3by Alexander Ronald Grant - 1850Full view - About this book
| John Russell Hind - 1863
...matter in the universe has a tendency to attract every other particle with a force proportioned to **the mass of the attracting body, and inversely as the square of** the distance between them, p. 20. Gravity, Terrestrial, is that law of nature in virtue of which all... | |
| Neil Arnott, Alexander Bain, Alfred Swaine Taylor - Physics - 1879 - 873 pages
...every body attracts every other body ; yet, since the amount of attraction varies directly according to **the mass of the attracting body, and inversely as the square of** the distance, a body that is either very small or very distant from another, may be left out of account.... | |
| Bartholomew Price - Calculus - 1889
...joining the 3T It % centres of the earth and the attracting body, it appears that L, M, and N vary **directly as the mass of the attracting body, and inversely as the** cube of the distance of its centre from the centre of the earth. Hence, if we calculate, from a synoptic... | |
| Almanacs, English - 1877
...gravitation, according to which every body in the universe attracts every other directly in proportion to **the mass of the attracting body, and inversely as the square of** the distance between the two, is capable of explaining the planetary and other motions of celestial... | |
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