# Speed of gravity

1. Mar 23, 2004

### vortec

hey all...does anyone know what the speed of gravity is?

2. Mar 23, 2004

### Mr. Robin Parsons

Thats funny, I only started going 9 meters per second...per second....persecond...persecond...

PS I don't know of anyone who has actually achieved a measurement for gravity, itself, but we know it induces accelerations in matter and is probably in the lighspeed (+/- a little bit, maybe) range....

But do you like our sense(s) of humor?

Last edited: Mar 23, 2004
3. Mar 23, 2004

### jimmy p

if you must know it is slightly slower than the speed of light.

4. Mar 23, 2004

### Chen

No, actually, acceleration x time is the change in velocity, not the velocity itself.

5. Mar 23, 2004

### Chen

Where do you live by the way? 9.0824 $\frac{m}{{sec}^2}$ is a bit low...

6. Mar 23, 2004

### zoobyshoe

Mr. Robin Parsons is in charge of keeping gravity within tolerance everywhere. Sometimes he plays with the dials to create mischief.

7. Mar 23, 2004

### Mr. Robin Parsons

SHHHHHH!!!! (did you talk to Bad ***?)

8. Mar 23, 2004

### vortec

i heard this somewhere that the speed of gravity is instantanious..

9. Mar 24, 2004

### Chen

10. Mar 24, 2004

### Mr. Robin Parsons

Shyne road? on the left? consider it fixed!

11. Mar 24, 2004

### Chen

Well, normally g is taken to be 9.81 m/s^2. But you might find it to be 9.08 if you go on a high mountain or something, hence my question.