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The Temperature Coefficient of Gravity

Naturevolume 98page349 (1917) | Download Citation

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IN Phil. Trans., May 17, 1917, Dr. P. E. Shaw published an account of a research from which he deduced that the gravitational constant is increased by one part in eighty thousand when the temperature of the larger mass is raised one degree. According to Dr. Shaw's interpretation of the experiments, it is the mean temperature of the system which affects the coefficient of attraction, so that in the case of extremely unequal masses it is the temperature of the larger mass only which counts. The evidence does not seem strong enough to support so revolutionary a conclusion in view of the almost insuperable theoretical objections.

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    • F. A. LINDEMANN
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