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Author Topic:   The Scientific Method For Beginners
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Message 116 of 138 (521774)
08-29-2009 1:32 AM
Reply to: Message 115 by kbertsche
08-29-2009 12:03 AM

Fact, Law, Theory of Gravity
Fact of gravity: Two masses have an attractive force between them (that isn't because of magnetics, electrostatics, or ?).
Law of gravity: A mathematical equation that quantifies the force between the masses. For non-relativistic conditions, it's (IIRC) directly proportional to the sum of the masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between the centers of the masses.
Theory of gravity: The hows and whys of the force.

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