Universal Law of Gravitation

  • Every particle attracts every other particle with a force proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them
  • Gravitational attraction between two objects
  • Inverse square law


  • Fgravity=GM1M2R2F_{gravity} = G \frac{M_1M_2}{R^2}
    • FgravityF_{gravity} is the force of gravity between two objects
    • M1M_1 and M2M_2 are the masses of two objects
    • RR is the separation of those objects
    • GG is the universal gravitational constant