... 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
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...what is called a law, or a force acting according to a fixed rule. The conception of a force acting **directly as the quantity of matter, and inversely as the square of the** distance, belongs to the mind alone; but when we find from observation that it is realized in nature,... | |
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| Henry Hartshorne - 1874 - 1086 pages
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| Criticism - 1876 - 826 pages
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| Webster Wells - Algebra - 1879 - 468 pages
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...all bounds. The inconsistencies do not even end here. For " the attractive force," withal, "must be **directly as the quantity of matter and inversely as the square of the** distance." (P. 154.) Now as in approaching the centre the repulsive force increases by a more rapid... | |
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