Gravity History

"Local Space Curvature" is my name for a new theory, that describes earth's gravity where small ojects move laterally towards each other.


To understand my concept, let's start with Galileo, who offered the first modern definition of gravity and its rate of acceleration.

Between 1589 – 1592, the Italian scientist Galileo Galilei is said to have dropped two spheres of different masses from the Leaning Tower of Pisa to show their time of descent was independent of their mass. He also performed the "ball and ramp experiment, which used an inclined plane and steel balls of different weights. From this he showed gravity had a constant rate of acceleration.


Newton Formula

Newton's gravity formula was published in July 1687 and is shown above.

Formula values are:

F - Force acting between two masses (gravity)

G - Gravitational Constant

M1M2 - Two masses

r2 - Radius between two masses is squared

Newton did not have a value for the Gravitational Constant. It was first calculated in July 1687, 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 Galileo, 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 form an exclosed space curvature.

Objects in a Local Space Curvatures will move towards each other at arate similar to Newton's equation for Universal Gravitation.

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: 2/7/19
Email: womenexcel@icloud.com


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