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Newtons law of gravitation

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Homework Statement



Which of the following statements about Newton’s Universal Law of Gravity is false?

A. The heavier mass exerts a force on the lighter mass that is equal but opposite to the force the lighter mass exerts on the heavier mass.
B. A heavy mass from far away can exert the same gravitational force on you as a light mass that is nearby.
C. Masses under the influence of the gravitational force accelerate towards each other at the rate of 6.67 x 10-11 m/s2.
D. All of the above are true.



Homework Equations


F=[tex] 6.673(10)\ \times\ 10^{-11}\ m^{3} kg^{-1} s^{-2}[/tex]*([tex]_{}M1[/tex][tex]_{}M2[/tex])/[tex]\frac{}{}r^{}2[/tex]


The Attempt at a Solution


The heavier mass could exert a force equal dependent on distance from the second mass.
 

Answers and Replies

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rl.bhat
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Hi jake40208, welcome to PF.
The gravitational force is a mutual attractive force between two bodies.
Both will attract each other with equal magnitude of forces.
 

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