On the Gravitational Constant

Authors: Steve P Smith

In 1687 Isaac Newton published “Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica” , which established the three laws of motion and the law of Universal Gravitation which laid the groundwork for classical mechanics. The relationship between force, mass and distance inspired by Kepler’s earlier work gave rise to the value what is now more commonly referred to as the gravitational constant “G”. The value of this constant has since become a fundamental part of almost every cosmological theory to the current day. This paper analyzes the profound effect Newton had upon modern cosmology.

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