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Homework Help: Magnitude and Direction, Gravitational force Q

  1. Nov 27, 2006 #1
    I don't know if this is a very easy question or if I am totally missing something but the question is:

    What is the magnitude and direction of the gravitational force that acts on a women who weighs 500 N at the surface of the earth?

    From reading this, I am thinking that the magnitude would be 500 N and the direction would be towards the Earth. Is this correct? Heh, probably this is a very easy question but I just wanted to check if I am correct or totally wrong and if i am wrong, would someone be able to hint at the right direction so I can look it up? I don't quite understand all the concepts. Thank you in advanced.
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  3. Nov 27, 2006 #2


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    You're doing prety good so far. You might want to clarify the direction, which is toward the center of the earth, straight down vertically.
  4. Nov 27, 2006 #3
    Thanks for the help and tip. Appreciate it
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