Examples in support of Newton’s law of gravitation

Last time we have discussed and derived the Newton’s law of gravitation. Today we will discuss the examples or evidence or proof of the Newton’s law of gravitation. Let us discuss these evidences:

  1. We all know that earth revolves around the sun and moon around the earth. This rotation is explained or it is a proof of Newton’s law of gravitation.
  2. The predictions of solar and lunar eclipses are based on this law and these predictions always came true.
  3. We also have heard about tides in the oceans. These tides in the oceans are made due to the force of attraction (Newton’s law of gravitation) between the moon and ocean water.
  4. The prediction about the time period of the artificial satellites and the orbits are made on the basis of Newton’s law of gravitation.

These are the examples or evidences or proof of Newton’s law of gravitation. If you know another one, please share with us.

Also read: i)Gravitation and Newton’s law of gravitation

                ii) Gravitational force and its properties

Brain Teaser:

If you understood the article, please answer “why moon rotates around the earth”?

a)      Newton’s law of gravitation

b)      Coulomb’s law

c)      Both of above

d)     None of the above

Please share your answer in the comment section

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