## How does gravitational force depend on mass?

Since the gravitational force is directly proportional to the mass of both interacting objects, more massive objects will attract each other with a greater gravitational force. So as the mass of either object increases, the force of gravitational attraction between them also increases.

**What is the equation for the gravitational force between two masses?**

The mathematical formula for gravitational force is F=GMmr2 F = G Mm r 2 where G is the gravitational constant.

**How does mass fit into Newton’s ideas about gravity?**

Newton’s law also states that the strength of gravity between any two objects depends on two factors: the masses of the objects and the distance between them. Objects with greater mass have a stronger force of gravity between them. Objects that are closer together have a stronger force of gravity between them.

### What will happen to the gravitational force between two bodies if they are brought closer by half of their initial separation?

What will happen to the gravitational force between two bodies if they are brought closer by half of their initial separation? If the separation between two particles is halved, the gravitational force between the particles becomes half the initial force.

**When calculating the gravitational force between two extended bodies How would you measure the distance?**

Terms in this set (12) When calculating the gravitational force between two extended bodies, you should measure the distance? From the center of each body. Two small masses that are 10.0 cm apart attract each other with a force of 10.0 N.

**What is the relationship between mass and weight and gravity?**

In summary, mass is a measure of how much matter an object contains, and weight is a measure of the force of gravity acting on the object. Gravity is the attraction between two objects that have mass.

## Why is gravitational force proportional to the product of the masses?

Every object in the universe attracts every other object with a force along a line joining them. The force is directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between their centers of mass. This is called an inverse-square law.

**On which of the following the gravitational force between two objects does not depend?**

Gravitational force does not depend upon size and shape of objects.

**How does Newton’s law of universal gravity apply to gravity?**

Newton’s Law of Universal Gravitation. Newton knew that the force that caused the apple’s acceleration (gravity) must be dependent upon the mass of the apple. And since the force acting to cause the apple’s downward acceleration also causes the earth’s upward acceleration (Newton’s third law), that force must also depend upon the mass of the earth.

### What is Newton’s conclusion about the magnitude of gravitational forces?

Newton’s conclusion about the magnitude of gravitational forces is summarized symbolically as Since the gravitational force is directly proportional to the mass of both interacting objects, more massive objects will attract each other with a greater gravitational force.

**How does the force of gravity depend on the mass?**

See Technical Requirements in the Orientation for a list of compatible browsers. That is, the force of gravity depends on both their masses, a constant (G), and it drops off as 1 over the distance squared. In this equation, d, the distance, is measured from the center of the object.

**How do you find the force of gravity from the Earth?**

Newtonian Gravitation. In this equation, d, the distance, is measured from the center of the object. That is, if you want to know the force of gravity on you from the Earth, you should use the radius of the Earth as d, since you are that far away from the center of the Earth.