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Is there a connection between the inverse square law of gravity and the time-squared rate that bodies fall (i.e. (32ft/second)/second))?
jbmolineux said:Is there a connection between the inverse square law of gravity and the time-squared rate that bodies fall (i.e. (32ft/second)/second))?
The rate at which falling bodies accelerate is the local strength of the gravitational field.jbmolineux said:Is there a connection between the inverse square law of gravity and the time-squared rate that bodies fall (i.e. (32ft/second)/second))?
For a two body system, this would be the rate of acceleration towards a common center of mass for the two body system (use the common center of mass as the source for a reference frame). Each mass accelerates towards the common center of mass based on the gravitational field of the "other" mass.A.T. said:The rate at which falling bodies accelerate is the local strength of the gravitational field.
jbmolineux said:Is there a connection between the inverse square law of gravity and the time-squared rate that bodies fall (i.e. (32ft/second)/second))?
Gravity is a force that pulls objects towards each other, while acceleration is the rate of change in an object's velocity. Gravity causes objects to accelerate towards the Earth, but acceleration can also occur in other directions.
Gravity affects acceleration by causing objects to accelerate towards the Earth at a constant rate of 9.8 meters per second squared. This means that for every second an object is falling, its velocity increases by 9.8 meters per second.
The relationship between mass and gravity is that the more massive an object is, the stronger its gravitational pull will be. This means that larger objects, such as planets, have a stronger gravitational force than smaller objects.
The acceleration due to gravity on different planets depends on the planet's mass and radius. For example, the acceleration due to gravity on Earth is 9.8 meters per second squared, while on Mars it is 3.7 meters per second squared.
Yes, gravity and acceleration can be manipulated through various means such as changing the mass or distance between objects. In addition, objects can experience different levels of acceleration depending on the forces acting upon them.