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What is the inverse square law and how do you prove it?

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What is the inverse square law and how do you prove it?

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That sounds interesting. What is it? Could you provide a web link or two to help us understand your question?What is the inverse square law and how do you prove it?

How do you think something like that could be "proved"? What is the formula for the area of a sphere maybe?

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are you sure? because human measurements cant really prove it

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Some forces do not obey the inverse square law, so for a general force, you can't prove it.are u sure? cause human measurements cant really prove it

For the geometrical inverse square law, you can prove it, by geometry.

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Course we can prove it empirically. We take two pith balls and give them each a net charge and then measure the Coulombic force as a function of distance. We will see that the force drops off as 1/r^2 with some proportional constant.are you sure? because human measurements cant really prove it

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