Newtonian attraction

Newtonian attraction

[nü′tō·nē·ən ə′trak·shən]
(mechanics)
The mutual attraction of any two particles in the universe, as given by Newton's law of gravitation.
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An additional gravitational test of QCM would be a laboratory experiment with a slowly rotating attractor mass producing a repulsive effect to counteract the Newtonian attraction at specific rotation frequencies for the given separation distance to the affected mass.
Of the unknowns, I think my favorite was George Cheyne, a medical reformer who tried to apply principles of Newtonian attraction to medicine, in a weird construction known as "iatro-mathematics" Cheyne struggled heroically, but mostly unsuccessfully, with problems of diet and alcohol intake, eventually becoming so fat that "a servant had to follow him with a stool so that he could recuperate every few yards"