Modification of the characteristic gravitational constants
In the educational and scientific literature the numerical values of gravitational constants are seen as only approximately correct. The numerical values are different in work by various researchers, as also are the formulae and definitions of constants employed. In this paper, on the basis of Newton’s laws and Kepler’s laws we prove that it is necessary to modify the characteristic gravitational constants and their definitions. The formula for the geocentric gravitational constant of the satellites Kosmos N and the Moon are calculated.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Mathematical Institute, Serbian Academy of Sciences, Kneza Mihaila 35, PO Box 367, 11001, Beograd, Serbia
Publication date: 2006-08-01