law of gravitation


law of gravitation
a law stating that any two masses attract each other with a force equal to a constant (constant of gravitation) multiplied by the product of the two masses and divided by the square of the distance between them. Also called law of universal gravitation.
[1755-65]

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Universalium. 2010.

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