Gravitational "Charge" - Equivalence between Gravitational and Inertial Mass My mind is currently in a mess regarding the equivalence of gravitational mass and inertial mass. Yes, I know which comes in which equation and that they have been experimentally observed to be equal, etc., but I'm trying to understand why the gravitational 'charge' is considered a mass in the first place. Essentially, I want to know how Newton came up with the equation for the gravitational force and why the dimensions of mass is assigned to the M's in it. To find that out, I was reading this page in which I came across a (translation) statement by Newton. I would like to know what exactly he is referring to. There are two pendulums, but only one point of suspension? If anyone knows the answer to my original questions, then please enlighten me, so that I can avoid reading the Principia and do something useful. EDIT: And that's my first Golden post.