Definition of Newton's theory of gravitation
1. Noun. (physics) the theory that any two particles of matter attract one another with a force directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them.
Terms within: Law Of Gravitation, Newton's Law Of Gravitation
Generic synonyms: Scientific Theory
Category relationships: Natural Philosophy, Physics
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Literary usage of Newton's theory of gravitation
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1. A Treatise on Hydrostatics and Pneumatics by Dionysius Lardner, Benjamin Franklin Joslin (1832)
"Newton,s theory of gravitation took its rise from a conjecture suggested by analogy; and was afterwards verified by comparing the moon's revolution in her ..."
2. Cosmos: A Sketch of a Physical Description of the Universe by Alexander von Humboldt (1860)
"... in 1666 and 1674 a new impulse and a more extended application through the sagacity of the ingenious Robert Hooke:f Newton' s theory of gravitation, ..."