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Relationship between gravity/kinetic energy

  1. Nov 25, 2008 #1
    Does gravity and kinetic energy have an affect on each other? Say, if I were in space where there is less gravity, would kinetic energy change also?

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  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 25, 2008 #2
    Are you asking about the acceleration due to gravity? If so, yes. The gravitational foce will cause you to accelerate, hence your velocity (along with your kinetic energy) would increase. K=.5mv^2 A weaker G-field will just make you accelerate slower.
     
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