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## Main Question or Discussion Point

If the universal gravitational constant was changed from 6.67 X 10^-11 to 6.67 X 10^+11 what would happen?

Hi. I am doing a physics project for grade 12 physics. Here is the question: The universal gravitational constant, G, is suddenly changed from 6.67 X 10^-11 Nm^2/kg^2 to 6.67 X 10^+11 Nm^2/kg^2. Discuss the implication of such a change.

- What changes would there be in your life? The life of your descendants?

- In what ways would life be different? What safety precautions would you have to exercise?

- Think about everyday life and how it would be changed in such an environment.

- You have all the money and resources that you need. How are you going to redesign the world to accommodate this change?

So far i have calculated that if this did occur, FG would be 1.0 X 10^22 times stronger than what it would normally be on earth. So basically everything would just be crunched into a ball. Actually everything in the universe would just get smashed together into a huge ball. If you can help try and answer some of the question above, thanks. It’s worth 12% of my mark :(.

My teacher gave me a hint and told me to calculate how long it would take for the Earth to crash into the sun and compare that to how long it would take for Pluto to do the same.

This is the way it is being marked is:

Creativity #/10

-originality

-entertainment value

-insight

Sensory Impact #/10

-neat

-quality

-time/effort

Physics Implications #/10

-references to kinetics and dynamics

-mathematical calculations

-insight

Presentation:

Multimedia

-report

-comic

-magazine

-newspaper

-text/photos

-slide show

-oral presentation

-dramatic presentation

-video

-power point

-poster

-etc...

So we can basically present it any way we want my teacher said.

Must be neat/professional/signs of time and effort/eye catching/holds attention

Physics Content:

-Reference to laws (Newton’s 3 laws)

-how changes affect our lives

-calculations to quantify the effects

-demonstrates a clear understanding of Universal Law of Gravity

So as I said, if anyone can help I would greatly appreciate it because this project is worth 12% of my mark.

Hi. I am doing a physics project for grade 12 physics. Here is the question: The universal gravitational constant, G, is suddenly changed from 6.67 X 10^-11 Nm^2/kg^2 to 6.67 X 10^+11 Nm^2/kg^2. Discuss the implication of such a change.

- What changes would there be in your life? The life of your descendants?

- In what ways would life be different? What safety precautions would you have to exercise?

- Think about everyday life and how it would be changed in such an environment.

- You have all the money and resources that you need. How are you going to redesign the world to accommodate this change?

So far i have calculated that if this did occur, FG would be 1.0 X 10^22 times stronger than what it would normally be on earth. So basically everything would just be crunched into a ball. Actually everything in the universe would just get smashed together into a huge ball. If you can help try and answer some of the question above, thanks. It’s worth 12% of my mark :(.

My teacher gave me a hint and told me to calculate how long it would take for the Earth to crash into the sun and compare that to how long it would take for Pluto to do the same.

This is the way it is being marked is:

Creativity #/10

-originality

-entertainment value

-insight

Sensory Impact #/10

-neat

-quality

-time/effort

Physics Implications #/10

-references to kinetics and dynamics

-mathematical calculations

-insight

Presentation:

Multimedia

-report

-comic

-magazine

-newspaper

-text/photos

-slide show

-oral presentation

-dramatic presentation

-video

-power point

-poster

-etc...

So we can basically present it any way we want my teacher said.

Must be neat/professional/signs of time and effort/eye catching/holds attention

Physics Content:

-Reference to laws (Newton’s 3 laws)

-how changes affect our lives

-calculations to quantify the effects

-demonstrates a clear understanding of Universal Law of Gravity

So as I said, if anyone can help I would greatly appreciate it because this project is worth 12% of my mark.