(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A sensitive gravimeter is carried to the top of Chicago’s Willis (formerly Sears) Tower, where its reading for the acceleration of gravity is 1.36 mm/s^2 lower than at street level.

Find the building's height, h=?

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

I started this problem with this:

g - g' = 0.00136 m/s^2

now find the change in potential energy of gravity:

GMm/(Radius of earth)^2 - GMm/(Radius of earth + h)^2

using this we should be able to simplify but i am not getting too far from here, it is a bit messy and i am not getting too much to cancel out here...why?

can anyone help me out?

please and thank you!

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# Homework Help: Gravity/potential energy

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