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Gravitational Field Strength of 1

  1. Dec 9, 2015 #1
    To note this is not for any piece of homework. Anyway, what possible masses and a distance between them are required for there to be a gravitational field strength of 1 Newtons per kilograms, when these figures are put into Newton's equation of

    F= G (m1 * m2 / r sqaured)

    Many thanks!
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  3. Dec 9, 2015 #2


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    What are your thoughts on how to figure this out?
  4. Dec 9, 2015 #3
    That's the issue; I'm not sure how to.
    One could substitute 1 into Newton's equation and get

    1 = G (m1 * m2 / r sqaured)
    Any help would be very much appreciated
  5. Dec 9, 2015 #4
    The formula you wrote is for the force not for gravitational field strength. So a first thought may be to use the right formula.
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  6. Dec 9, 2015 #5


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    Expanding on nasu's comment, what would you need to do to go from an equation in newtons to an equation in newtons per kilogram.
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