Newton generalized the law of attraction into a statement that every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle with a force which varies directly as the product of their masses and inversely as the square of the distance between... Elements of Natural Philosophy - Page 161by William Thomson Baron Kelvin, Peter Guthrie Tait - 1873 - 279 pagesFull view - About this book
| sir John Frederick W. Herschel (1st bart.) - 1833
...instance, and provisionally, his law of universal gravitation, which may be thus abstractly stated : — " **Every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle, with a force** directly proportioned to the mass of the attracting particle, and inversely to the square of the distance... | |
| John Frederick William Herschel - Astronomy - 1833 - 422 pages
...and provisidwally, his law of universal gravitation, which may be tliijis abstractly stated : — " **Every particle of matter in the' universe attracts every other particle, with a force** directly proportioned to the mass of the attracting particle, and inversely to the square of the distance... | |
| Thomas Webster - Physics - 1837 - 490 pages
...surface. For this purpose, he reasoned on his law of universal gravitation, which may be thus stated; ' **Every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle, with a force** varying inversely as the square of the distance.' Reasoning on this law, he calculated, from the effect... | |
| Periodicals - 1839
...from gravitation. The great Newton discovered and established the law of universal gravitation, " that **every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle, with a force** varying inversely as the square of the distance :" by which is meant, that if a body be attracted by... | |
| Thomas Lockerby - 1839
...matter that the earth consists of. Gravity is a real power, of whose agency we have daily experience. " **Every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle, with a force** directly proportioned to the mass of the attracting particle, and inversely to the square of the distance... | |
| T H. Howe - 1842
...that case, the general law applies in its strict wording." — Sir John Herschefs Astronomy p. 237. " **Every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle with a force** directly proportioned to the mas of the attracting particle, and inversely to the square of the distance... | |
| 1905
...constitution; this being, of course, only a particular case of Newton's law of gravitation, which tells us that **every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle with a force** which depends on their masses and on the distances which separate them; the attraction being proportionately... | |
| 1846
...gravitation and attraction, by which all bodies, liquid or solid, are governed. Newton's words are — " **Every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle with a force** directly proportioned to the mass (and density) of the attracting particle, and inversely to the square... | |
| John Frederick William Herschel - Astronomy - 1849 - 620 pages
...and provisionally, his law of universal gravitation, which may be thus abstractly stated:—"Every **particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle, with a force** directly proportioned to the mass of the attracting particle, and inversely to the square of the distance... | |
| Archibald Tucker Ritchie - Cosmogony - 1850
...opinion of astronomers. Sir John F. Herschel, in referring to Newton's law of gravitation, says — " **Every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle with a force** directly proportioned to the mass of the attracting partiele, and inversely to the square of the distance... | |
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