Year: 2019 Pages: 6
Since first proposed by Fatio in 1690 and allegedly enhanced by LeSage in 1748, one possible explanation for gravity is that it is a pushing force theory that involves "shadowing" of omnidirectional gravity particles that impinge on all matter so as to make gravity appear as an attractive phenomenon. At least for a special case (large distance between spheres), a mathematical model that assumes gravity to be a pushing force, with shadowing and including the possibility of acting throughout the shadowed corridor of the sphere with attenuation effects, suggests a possible alignment with one of the known effects of gravity, namely that it is inversely proportional to the square of the distance between the spheres' centers. This hopefully lends some credence to the theories first proposed by Fatio and LeSage, and since supported by many dissident physicists, including Schroeder, et al., and members of the Gravity Group of the John Chappell Natural Philosophy Society. It is offered as one small contribution to furthering examination of this possible explanation.