Inverse Square Laws
Requires a Wolfram Notebook System
Interact on desktop, mobile and cloud with the free Wolfram Player or other Wolfram Language products.
Gravity, electrostatic force, and luminosity are inversely proportional to the square of the distance. This Demonstration gives an idea of why: an area projected from the center of a sphere grows proportionately to the square of the distance.
Contributed by: Enrique Zeleny V. (March 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA
"Inverse Square Laws"
Wolfram Demonstrations Project
Published: March 7 2011