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Calculate acceleration after getting the Gravitational force between two bodies

  1. Jan 7, 2009 #1
    Say the gravitational force between two points is 80 N. The two points start off stationary. What do I do to find how those two objects would accelerate closer together? I'm trying to write a simple program that calculates the gravitational force between two objects and pulls them together, but I don't know how to do the latter. Could anyone be of assistance? A simple formula is probably all this requires... I hope!
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  3. Jan 7, 2009 #2
    Nevermind, I'll just plug in the force and mass into F = ma. I can't believe I didn't get that lol.
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