- #1

shounakbhatta

- 288

- 1

Can someone please explain me:

F=G m1xm2/R^2

In potential energy U=mgh

Generally it is also written that:

U=-Gxm1xM2/r+K. How -G comes into play?

Also Newton's above law of Gravitation in vector form is written as:

F_12=-Gm1m2/r12^2 r12

Here also how -G comes into play?

Coming to Gravitation acceleration:

If one of the masses is larger than the other, gravitational field is defines as:

g=-GM/r^2xr_hat

How again -G comes into play?

If somebody can explain in a step by step method....

Thanks,

-- Shounak