Calculation of Earth Mass using Mountain

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Calculation of Earth Mass using Mountain

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hello everyone,
myself Hossain
I read in class 10... i have question
How Schiehallion experiment can calculate the weight of the earth coz Newton’s universal gravitational constant wasn’t known at that particular time.
Can Enyone show me the Mathematical Formula....
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This has been done - by Nevile Maskelyne, Astronomer Royal of Scotland in 1774. He and his team measured the tiny deflection in a plumb line due to the gravity of Schiehallion, a regularly shaped mountain above Loch Tummel in the Scottish Highlands. They determined the deflection by pointing a telescope up the plumb line and seeing that it was pointing at slightly the wrong stars.
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ToryBlaker wrote: Thu Dec 23, 2021 5:27 am This has been done - by Nevile Maskelyne, Astronomer Royal of Scotland in 1774. He and his team measured the tiny deflection in a plumb line due to the gravity of Schiehallion, a regularly shaped mountain above Loch Tummel in the Scottish Highlands. They determined the deflection by pointing a telescope up the plumb line and seeing that it was pointing at slightly the wrong stars.
Do you have a link to this research? I am interested.Santa Ana Concrete concrete contractor
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