I was thinking about newtons law and come across something interesting. F=ma=GMm/r^2(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

therefore a=GM/r^2. This is the acceleration of the satellite towards the larger mass. But this acceleration is only accurate assuming that the larger mass is stationary. But f=Ma=GMm/r^2, so there is an acceleration of the larger mass towards the smaller.

Wouldn't the total acceleration or real acceleration be a addition of the two seperate accelerations. I know that this is a very small and probably negligible acceleration difference and this has probably already been discussed. Thanks in advance.

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# Acceleration and newtons gravitation

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