# Gravitational Field Strength of 1

## Main Question or Discussion Point

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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berkeman
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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!
What are your thoughts on how to figure this out?

What are your thoughts on how to figure this out?
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

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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Dale
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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.