Isaac Newton’s Universal Law of Gravitation

Isaac Newton’s Universal Law of Gravitation

Note by ed: Newton’s equation first appeared in the Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, July 1687. It describes why that apple fell from that tree in that orchard in Lincolnshire. Whether or not that apple actually landed on Isaac Newton’s head, as some stories would have it, this equation describes why you stay rooted to the ground, what locks the Earth in orbit around the sun and was used by Nasa engineers to send men to the moon.

Here is the NASA page that describes the motions of the moon using Newton’s formulas although it says: Disclaimer: The following material is being kept online for archival purposes. Although accurate at the time of publication, it is no longer being updated. The page may contain broken links or outdated information, and parts may not function in current web browsers.
Any claim that Newton has been superseded by modern methods needs to explain why NASA used Newton’s methods in it’s exploration of the moon or show that it did not – something I personally do not think is possible. So go ahead!

The falsification of Newton’s Universal Law of Gravitation
Reblogged from Malagabay

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