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Newton's Law Of Gravitation


The law created by Newton is a fundamental law of physics due to the fact it equates to the gravitational attraction between any two masses. That is really it. If you wanted to, you could use the equation to work the gravitation attraction between you and your laptop now!
Force between two masses = -G (m1) (m2) / r²
Where...

  • (m1) = mass of object one (kg)
  • (m2) = mass of object two (kg)
  • r = distance between centers of mass of objects of objects one and two.
  • G = universal gravitational constant which = 6.67x10^-11 kg^-2.
It is important to point out the negative sign in front of the G in the equation. This basically means the the force is attractive bringing the two masses closer together.

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A student in England studying Automotive Engineering with Motorsport, Will created Ask Will Online back in 2010 to help students revise and bloggers make money. You can follow AskWillOnline via @AskWillOnline.

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