... force of attraction to vary directly as the quantity of matter, and inversely as the square of the distance, at what point between them will a third body be equally attracted by the earth and moon ? Ans. A Treatise on Algebra - Page 371by Elias Loomis - 1873 - 360 pagesFull view - About this book
| Benjamin Martin - Science - 1747 - 398 pages
...acting oa the fingle Particle A ; fince then each fingle Particle AGAIN : Since the Attraction is always **directly as the Quantity of Matter, and inversely as the Square of the** Diftance, it follows, that were the internal Parts of the Earth a perfedt Void, or hollow Concavity,... | |
| James Ferguson - Astronomy - 1814 - 420 pages
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