Newtonian Gravitation

  • Antonio RomanoEmail author
  • Mario Mango Furnari


In this chapter some aspects of Newtonian gravitational theory are recalled. This theory initially postulates the gravitational force between two mass points as an action-at-a-distance. Subsequently, the gravitational force is extended to the case in which matter is continuously distributed in a bounded region of space. This theory, which still satisfies the Galilean principle of relativity, has been widely developed and its forecasts experimentally confirmed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Matematica e Applicazioni “Renato Caccioppoli”Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico IINaplesItaly
  2. 2.Istituto di CiberneticaNaplesItaly

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