fall rate discovery
The inverse square law of fall rate diminish was deduced a number of centuries ago. Beyond being connected with Sir Isaac Newton in some way or other, most of us on the planet do life and living knowing little about this law of 'gravity'. It is not something that has to be concentrated upon during basic daily events.
The simplicity of the law is a rate of fall towards a celestial body like the earth decreases in proportion to the increasing surface area of a sphere around the body. As this surface area increases with vertical distance increase above the earth, in proportion the rate of fall towards the earth decreases. The earth's inverse square law is what we regularly refer to as the earth's gravity field.
Sir Isaac Newton is credited with having a mind to see that if one mass in the universe has an inverse square law, then every mass in the universe will have an inverse square law. Influenced by the high tide under the moon, Sir Isaac has then taken the unprecedented step of saying every mass in the universe will be attracting every other mass in the universe. He admitted that he didn't know how this could be so. Just said it would be and advanced a formula based on the synopsis.
The formula was dependent on the inverse square law of the moon, for example, extending to where ever any other mass in the universe exists.
Through the pass mark system of scholarship, mathematical physicists have followed Sir Isaac right up until today. A scholastic consideration of the validity of the basic premise Sir Isaac was building his law from is seemingly yet to happen. Which is....
How inverse square laws mathematically extend through each other to reach the rest of the universe.
Or, as appears in Sir Isaac's formula, how two inverse square laws amalgamate into one inverse square law.
Through the ages up until the present the problem has been an observation of the high tide under the moon suggesting that the moon attracts the earth. Proper analysis says that's an illusion of where the red arrow above points. Only the smaller of an adjacent pair of bodies accelerates towards the larger. Inducing an ongoing earthly misunderstanding of the tides, the converse is a caveman type mistake. The earth is neither accelerating towards or being weighted towards the moon. When this is understood, in turn mathematical physicists should quickly understand that their scholarship is carrying forward a critical mutual gravitation error about the universe.