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Revista mexicana de física E

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MORENO CORRAL, M. A.. Primeras mediciones precisas de la gravedad hechas en México. Rev. mex. fís. E [online]. 2014, vol.60, n.1, pp.24-30. ISSN 1870-3542.

The determination of the local gravity acceleration (gl) is important in problems such as measuring the flattening of the terrestrial spheroid. Hence serious efforts have been made in the past to measure it with high precision at different points on the planet. This paper shows that in the last third of the nineteenth century, Mexican engineers were interested in measuring accurately that value in our country, particularly in the central region of the nation. The results obtained are discussed.

Keywords : History of physics; gravimetry.

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