
Definition of Newton's law
1. Noun. One of three basic laws of classical mechanics.
Generic synonyms: Law, Law Of Nature
Specialized synonyms: First Law Of Motion, Newton's First Law, Newton's First Law Of Motion, Newton's Second Law, Newton's Second Law Of Motion, Second Law Of Motion, Law Of Action And Reaction, Newton's Third Law, Newton's Third Law Of Motion, Third Law Of Motion
Medical Definition of Newton's law
1. The attractive force between any two bodies is proportional to the product of their masses, and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between their centres. Synonym: law of gravitation. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Newton's law
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1. Mechanics, Molecular Physics and Heat: A Twelve Weeks' College Course by Robert Andrews Millikan (1903)
"... any two of the four cooling curves test the incorrectness of Newton,s law of
cooling as follows: If zt and z2 are the times required to cool from 71° to ..."
2. Elementary Treatise on Physics Experimental and Applied for the Use of by Adolphe Ganot (1886)
"This state is called the mobile equilibrium of temperature. 416. Newton s law of
cooling:.—A body placed in a vacuum is only ..."
3. Elementary Treatise on Natural Philosophy by Augustin PrivatDeschanel (1881)
"... we know that the heat received is equal to that lost by radiation; but this
latter is, by Newtons law, proportional to the excess of temperature above ..."
4. Applied Mechanics: A Treatise for the Use of Students who Have Time to Work by John Perry (1907)
"... as if the mass of the system were collected there, and all the forces acting
from outside on the system acted there. The other part of Newtons law is ..."
5. Theoretical Chemistry from the Standpoint of Avogadro's Rule & Thermodynamics by Walther Nernst (1904)
"Mass may be referred to length and time by means of Newtons law of
gravitation (Maxwell) : The gas equation pv = KT may by putting R = 1 be used to
define ..."