IMPORTANCE OF THE UNIVERSAL LAW OF GRAVITATION
The universal law of gravitation successfully explained several phenomena which were believed to be unconnected:
(i) the force that binds us to the earth;
(ii) the motion of the moon around the earth;
(iii) the motion of planets around the Sun; and (iv) the tides due to the moon and the Sun.
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Which of the Kepler’s laws of planetary motion led Newton to establish the inverse-square rule for gravitational force between two bodies ?