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What was the Eötvös experiment?

Question #148518. Asked by serpa.
Last updated Jun 18 2021.
Originally posted Jun 18 2021 2:08 AM.

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It was an experiment measuring the equivalence of inertial mass (as described in Newton's Laws of Motion) and gravitational mass (involved in gravitational attraction). So the m in F=ma and the m in W=mg are the same thing, although defined in terms of different parameters.


Jun 18 2021, 4:08 AM
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