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The final measurement in this group of related experiments was a test of the inverse-square law of gravitation on the scale of meters to kilometers.
He had proposed that religion be "alive and warm, part of human life, and of the landscape, and of the cheerful day," (29) and foretold a teacher who would see "the identity of the law of gravitation with purity of heart.
The finding demonstrated that the pairs of stars move in accordance with Newton's law of gravitation, "extending [the law] farther into space than ever before," notes DeVorkin.
He said he discovered the universal law of gravitation by thinking about it.
And, as an undergraduate, I was told about Newton's religiosity (by one of my more renegade physics teachers)--but again, so what for the inverse square law of gravitation and for celestial mechanics?
Newton's law of gravitation is still valid in all contexts except those in which the objects are travelling at or near the speed of light.
By watching an apple fall from the tree, Isaac Newton was able to develop the Universal Law of Gravitation.
Milgrom [1] proposed an alternative explanation for the "galaxies rotation curves", by modifying Newton's law of gravitation, for which he needed an ad-hoc introduction of a new constant of nature [a.
What a pity there weren't any school children there to watch me demonstrating Isaac Newton's Law of Gravitation.