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Phys2A_F07_Lecture_16

Phys2A_F07_Lecture_16 - Newton's Theory of Gravity When the...

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W. P. Beyermann Fall 2007 1 Newton’s Theory of Gravity When the motion’s displacement is small relative to the distance between the object and the Earth, the gravitational force is directed downward and is approximately constant. When the motion’s displacement is comparable to the distance between the object and the Earth, the force is given by Newton’s law of gravity.
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W. P. Beyermann Fall 2007 2 Published De Revolutionibus in 1543 Nicholas Copernicus Greeks & Ptolemy
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W. P. Beyermann Fall 2007 3 1546-1601 Tycho Brahe Mural Quadrant
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