Gravity History


"Local Space Curvature" is name for my new theory of gravity. It describes gravity on earth where small ojects move laterally or diagonally towards each other.

Full force of earth's gravity makes it difficult to observe this phenonom.

To understand my concept, let's go back to 1686 when Isaac Newton first published his equation for universal gravitation:

Newton Formula

Where F is the gravitational force acting between two objects, m1 and m2 are the masses of the objects, r is the distance between the centers of their masses, and G is the gravitational constant.

Newton did not have a value for the gravitational constant. It was calculated in 1797-98, when British scientist Henry Cavendish conducted an experiment to determine its value.


Cavendish Experiment

Henry Cavendish in his famous experiment, performed in 1797-1798, calculated the gravitation force between lead spheres with a torsion balance.

Modern value of G (Gravitational Constant) = 6.67408 × 10-11 m3 kg-1 s-2

This quote from Wikipedia explains the experiment:

The experimental apparatus consisted of a torsion balance with a pair of 2-inch 1.61-pound lead spheres suspended from the arm of a torsion balance and two much larger stationary lead balls (350 pounds). Cavendish intended to measure the force of Gravitational attraction between the two. He noticed that Michell's apparatus would be sensitive to temperature differences and induced air currents, so he made modifications by isolating the apparatus in a separate room with external controls and telescopes for making observations.


Einstein's Theories of General and Special Relativity in 1915 said massive objects like the sun have a space curvature. See below image.

space curvature

Curvature causes objects (planets) to move in spirals around the sun. They are not attracted to each other, which is how most people still define gravity.

Cavendish did not know it when conducting his experiments but he performed the first Local Space Curvature experiment using 2 small lead spheres.

Definition of Local Space Curvature

I have incorporated ideas from Newton, Cavendish and Einstein in my definition of Local Space Curvature.

Each object on earth with sufficient mass has its own space curvature. These curvatures are self contained with varied shapes.

Local Space Curvatures will be different from Einstein's cone shaped space curvatures, where a massive object (star) is at the tip and terminates with open space at opposite end of the cone.

When a Local Space Curvature of one object intersects curvature of another oject, they move towards each other.

Objects will move at rates similar to Newton's equation for Universal Gravitation. However, because of their small mass and gravity it is difficult to observe.

By conducting Cavendish experiments again with modern measuring devices can we discover the exact shape of space curvatures at the local level?

Why is Local Space Curvature Important?

First, it may explain the coalescense of gases after the "Big Bang" into the formation of stars.

Next, we could create exotic local space curvatures, maybe they can be a source of energy using nano technology. I call it Nano Energy.

Now, it's your turn. Set your imagination free and suggest ways to use Local Space Curvature.

Please read: Local Space Curvature Experiments. This essay will encourage you to conduct experiments to learn more.

Written By: Dennis Wilmeth
Published: 10/27/18
Revised: 1/12/19
Email: wilmeth@verizon.net


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