newtonian constant of gravitation


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new·to·ni·an con·stant of grav·i·ta·tion (G),

a universal constant relating the gravitational force, F, attracting two masses, m1 and m2, toward each other when they are separated by a distance, r, in the equation: F = G(m1m2/r2); it has the value of 6.67259 × 10-8 dyne cm2 g-2 = 6.67259 × 10-11 m3 kg-1 s-2 in SI units.
[Sir Isaac Newton]

new·to·ni·an con·stant of grav·i·ta·tion

(G) (nū-tō'nē-ăn kon'stănt grav-i-tā'shŭn)
A universal constant relating the gravitational force, f, attracting two masses, m1 and m2, toward each other when they are separated by a distance, r, in the equation: f = G(m1m2/r2); it has the value of 6.67259 × 10-8 dyne cm2 g-2 = 6.67259 × 10-11 m3 kg-1 s-2 in SI units.
[Sir Isaac Newton]

Newton,

Sir Isaac, English physicist, 1642-1727.
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