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" 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 161
by William Thomson Baron Kelvin, Peter Guthrie Tait - 1873 - 279 pages
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Astronomy

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...
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Astronomy

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...
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The Elements of Physics

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...
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The Saturday Magazine, Volume 13

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...
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A sketch of the the life of the rev. John Brown, sometime minister ... in ...

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...
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Lessons on the globes

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...
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The Living Age, Volume 244

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...
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The Church of England quarterly review, Volume 20

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...
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Outlines of Astronomy

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...
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The Dynamical Theory of the Formation of the Earth, Volume 1

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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