What is the approximate mass of a column of air 1 cm2 in area that extends from sea level to the upper atmosphere? What is the weight of this amount of air?

NEWTON: THE MIND THAT FOUND THE FUTURE ● different laws had to apply on earth and in the heavens ● science begins from theories or hypotheses that you have to prove ● in newton’s time, the gravity was in the apple ● all forces (including gravity) are between two objects, acting equally on both ○ newton’s 3rd law ● the natural path of a speeding object is a straight line, constant speed ○ uniform motion ● newton’s 1st law ● according to Halley, the force of gravity varies inversely with the square of the distance ● newton’s law of universal gravitation = everything attracts everything else ○ force is directly proportional to the two masses ○ force is inversely proportional to the separation of their ce