
Definition of Gravitational constant
1. Noun. (physics) the universal constant relating force to mass and distance in Newton's law of gravitation.
Group relationships: Law Of Gravitation, Newton's Law Of Gravitation
Category relationships: Natural Philosophy, Physics
Generic synonyms: Constant
Definition of Gravitational constant
1. Noun. (physics) An empirical physical constant involved in the calculation of the gravitational attraction between objects with mass ¹
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Literary usage of Gravitational constant
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1904)
"A SUGGESTIVE RELATION BETWEEN THE gravitational constant AND THE CONSTANTS ...
The new gravitational constant may be found by substituting in the equation . ..."
2. Cavendish by Christa Jungnickel, Russell McCormmach (1996)
"Cavendish did not write equations, and he did not distinguish between weight and
mass, and so no gravitational constant appears. He introduced an artifice, ..."
3. The Story of the Sun by Robert Stawell Ball (1893)
"There is first the mass of the Sun, there is secondly the radius of the orbit
described, and there is thirdly, the gravitational constant; that is to say, ..."
4. The Calculus by Ellery Williams Davis, William Charles Brenke (1922)
"... if g represents the gravitational constant, hence ds V = dt and dv it follows
that the tangential acceleration of a body falling from rest is constant; ..."
5. The Mystery of Matter and Energy: Recent Progress as to the Structure of Matter by Albert Cushing Crehore (1917)
"... the effect of an increase in the gravitational constant. Moreover, this effect
would be likely to be very small for any ordinary change of temperature. ..."
6. The Origin and Its Meaning: On the Origin of the Universe and Its Mechanics by Roger Ellman (2004)
"20th Century physics must use the demurrer, "The universal gravitational constant
is not, and cannot be in our present state of knowledge, expressed in ..."