Chapt. 14 Gravity Multiple-Choice Problems 014 qmult 00100 1 4 2 easy deducto-memory: Newton gravitation law 1. “Let’s play Jeopardy ! For $100, the answer is: He/she discovered the gravitation law (AKA universal law of gravitation) of classical physics. This law shows that the same gravity that holds on Earth also holds throughout the space—insofar as classical physics applies.” Who is , Alex? a) Galileo (1564–1642) b) Isaac Newton (1643–1727) c) James Clark Maxwell (1831–1879) d) Albert Einstein (1879–1955) e) Emmy Noether (1882–1935) 014 qmult 00110 1 1 3 easy memory: Newton’s Apple 2. William Stukeley (1687–1765) recorded a conversation with Newton at Kensington, 1726 April 15 (less than year before Newton’s death at 84): “when formerly, the notion of gravitation came into his mind. It was occasioned by the fall of a/an , as he sat in contemplative mood. Why should that always descend perpendicularly to the ground, thought he to himself. Why should it not go sideways or upwards, but constantly to the earth’s centre.” a) peach
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