Need exact citation (book/private letter/title/author/date/chapter/page number/English or Latin): "... all matter attracts all other matter?
I want to know the exact citation information (book/private letter/title/author/date/chapter/page number/English or Latin) for the statement: "... all matter attracts all other matter with a force proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them." I know that the quote is attributed to Sir Isaac Newton, as part of his law of universal gravitation, but where exactly did the quote first appear in writing?
- Anonymous1 month ago
I'm unable to find that precise wording in the translation of Newton's
that I looked at, but that phrase seems to be a summary or paraphrase of Propositions 6, 7, and 8, in Book 3 of the