|MadSci Network: Astronomy|
The equation that describes the magnitude of the gravitational force between two objects (thanks, Sir Isaac Newton) is rather simple: F = (m1 * m1 * G)/d^2. My question can probably be asked of any number of equations that describe the properties of our universe, but I'll choose that one. Why do you suppose the equation IS that simple? In an indifferently created universe wouldn't you think that it is more likely that the formula would be something like F = (m1 * m2 * G)/d^2.00017094 or F = (m1 * m2 * G)/log3.1(77.9383001)? Or is the gravitational constant, G, the 'fudge' factor I'm looking for? In all the speculated possible universes, did we just get lucky that ours can be described in a relatively straightforward manner?
Re: Gravitational force equation: how convenient. Why?
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