I know the formula for calculating field strength is g= GM/r2 , however if I'm trying to show the proportionality relationship between just g and m, would g ∝ m be correct, since a larger mass equals a stronger force of gravity and vice versa?
Yup, that's where I got confused haha. The mass of the object needs to be divided by the square of it's radius. The question I'm stuck on asks for me to write a proportionality relationship for g relating to m, would g∝ m/r2 be more accurate then? Or should the constant of proportionality, G, be included as well, making it g∝ Gm/r2?Hello tae2,
What about the dependence of ##r## on m (c.q. vice versa) ? Think two planets of the same composition ...
PS do use consistent notation: don't change capital M for lower case m if it is not the intention to designate another variable
isn't so bad at all !I feel like I'm teaching myself)