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Unformatted text preview: Perhaps all the way to the moon! By careful observation and measurement, Newton discovered that the gravitational attraction between two objects depends on their mass and their distance. The larger the objects, the greater the attraction between them. The greater the distance, the lesser the attraction. Newton showed that the Earth and all other objects in the universe exert pulling forces on each other —gravitational forces. Ocean tides show the moon’s gravitational force on the Earth. The moon remaining in orbit shows the Earth’s gravitational force on it....
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2011 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Vladimir during the Fall '11 term at Central Mich..
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