State the Newton's Law of Gravitation. Also state its important properties.

Asked by Topperlearning User | 4th Jun, 2014, 01:23: PM

Expert Answer:

According to the Newton's Law of Gravitation: Everybody in the universe attracts another body with a force which is directly proportional to the product of the masses of the bodies and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them.  
Some characteristic properties of gravitational force are:
i)                    It obeys Newton's third law of motion
ii)                   It is independent of the presence of another body
iii)                 It is independent of the medium
iv)                 It is a conservative force

Answered by  | 4th Jun, 2014, 03:23: PM