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Does anyone know where I can find Feynman's derivation of the Universal Law of Gravitation?

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Does anyone know where I can find Feynman's derivation of the Universal Law of Gravitation?

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You can't. Feynman never derived the "Universal Law of Gravitation".

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HallsofIvy said:You can't. Feynman never derived the "Universal Law of Gravitation".

Really? I heard that he did without using calculus, and I am interested...

"Richard Feynman, Nobel-prize winning maverick physicist, rederived such a proof (as have some distinguished predecessors."

...taken from http://www-spof.gsfc.nasa.gov/stargaze/Sgravity.htm

I was just wondering if there was a resource online for this (rather than going out and getting the book).

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Feynman started with Newton's Law of Gravity and derived Kepler's Laws, using his own geometrical arguments based on properties of ellipses. I don't know where you can find it online.apmcavoy said:Does anyone know where I can find Feynman's derivation of the Universal Law of Gravitation?

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That is correct. The book isDoc Al said:Feynman started with Newton's Law of Gravity and derived Kepler's Laws, using his own geometrical arguments based on properties of ellipses. I don't know where you can find it online.

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