Newton's Law of Gravitation - Turned Inside Out

Newton's Law of Gravitation - Turned Inside Out

Newton's famous formula for the gravitational force f between two masses m and q at a distance r apart is f=G*m*q/(r^2).

The really interesting thing about this formula is not G,m,q or r but the number 2. Why 2?

If we write f=G*m*q/(r^x) and solve for x we get x=log(G*m*q/f)/log(r). But this is an experimentally measurable quantity! Why would we even expect it to be an integer let alone the integer 2?

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Content written and posted by Ken Abbott abbottsystems@gmail.com