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Homework Help: Why does gravity pulls objects downward rather than upward?

  1. Oct 5, 2004 #1
    why does gravity pulls objects downward rather than upward???

    ei, can you help me pls... why is that s0??? i need to answer that in our physics class... and make a review of related literature about it.. can you answer that questi0n??? what are the possible answers and links that can help me to answer this question..? i really need your replies BADLY.. :smile: thanks!!! :rofl:
     
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  3. Oct 6, 2004 #2

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    I am tempted to answer "because that is the way DOWN and UP are defined"!

    If you stop and think about it, the only definition we have for "down" IS the direction gravity pulls things!

    You probably want, however, the fact that gravity always attracts and so the earth's gravity pulls thing toward it- down.
     
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