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Posted by on Oct 11, 2014 in Form 3, Topic 03 – Forces, Recent Articles | 0 comments

Gravitational field strength

Gravitational field strength

The gravitational field strength of the Earth is 10 N/kg (ten newtons per kilogram). This means that an object with a mass of 1 kg would be attracted towards the centre of the Earth by a force of 10 N. We feel forces like this as weight.

You would weigh less on the Moon than you do on Earth because the gravitational field strength of the Moon is one-sixth that of the Earth. But note that your mass would stay the same.

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