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How to Weigh the Earth

This video demonstrates how to determine the mass of the earth using some very simple equipment and a powerful mathematical expression. A century wide collaboration between Newton and Cavendish makes this possible. The video includes a discussion of Newton's universal law of gravitation and Cavendish's famous experiment that led to the determination of "G" the universal gravitational constant.
Length: 04:25


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