# The acceleration due to gravity on the surface of the Earth is:

• csurfus1
In summary, the acceleration due to gravity on the surface of the Earth is basically constant, with minimal day-to-day changes.
csurfus1

## Homework Statement

The acceleration due to gravity on the surface of the Earth is:

constantly changing
the same as on the moon
basically constant

The gravity on Earth doesn't really change much day to day.

Do you have a question? If you don't, why are you posting this here?

csurfus1 said:

## Homework Statement

The acceleration due to gravity on the surface of the Earth is:

constantly changing
the same as on the moon
basically constant

The gravity on Earth doesn't really change much day to day.

Correct.

dauto said:
Do you have a question? If you don't, why are you posting this here?

I think that was his multiple-choice question.

## 1. What is the acceleration due to gravity on Earth's surface?

The acceleration due to gravity on Earth's surface is approximately 9.8 meters per second squared (m/s²).

## 2. How is the acceleration due to gravity calculated on Earth?

The acceleration due to gravity on Earth is calculated by dividing the force of gravity (9.8 Newtons) by the mass of the object. This results in an acceleration of 9.8 m/s².

## 3. Does the acceleration due to gravity vary on different parts of Earth?

Yes, the acceleration due to gravity can vary slightly in different locations on Earth due to factors such as altitude and topography. However, the difference is very small and the average value of 9.8 m/s² is used for most calculations.

## 4. How does the acceleration due to gravity affect objects on Earth's surface?

The acceleration due to gravity causes objects to fall towards the Earth at a rate of 9.8 m/s². This means that for every second an object falls, its velocity increases by 9.8 meters per second. This is also known as free fall.

## 5. Can the acceleration due to gravity be changed on Earth?

No, the acceleration due to gravity is a constant value on Earth's surface and cannot be changed. However, it can vary on other celestial bodies depending on their mass and size.

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