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## What do you call the gravitational attraction between you and the earth?

The gravitationalal force between the earth and an object is called **the weight of the object**. It is also equal to the product of acceleration due to gravity and mass of the object. The weight of any object, w = mg where m is the mass of the object and g is the acceleration due to gravity for the earth (g = 9.8 ms2).

## What is the force of gravity between you and the earth?

Newton’s law of gravitation gives you the acceleration due to gravity near the surface of the Earth: **9.8 meters/second ^{2}**.

## How does weight relate to the gravitational force of attraction?

Weight is a consequence of the universal law of gravitation: any two objects, because of their masses, attract each other with a force that is **directly proportional to the product of their masses** and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them.

## What is difference between weight and gravitational force?

The difference is that **weight** is a consequence of the Force of gravity. Weight is a quantity that you measure for a particular object, while gravity is a measure of how curved is the spacetime where that object is living.

## What do you understand by the gravitational force of Earth and weight?

Any object on the Earth or at least close to Earth, will experience a gravitational force. … Gravitational Force is related weight as follows: **The gravitational force on Earth is equal to the force the Earth exerts on you**. At rest, on or near the surface of the Earth, the gravitational force equals your weight.

## How does the force of gravitation between two?

How does the force of gravitation between two objects change when the distance between them is reduced to half? Ans. The force of gravitation between two objects is **inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them** therefore the gravity will become four times if distance between them is reduced to half.

## In which example is the gravitational force of attraction between the two objects the greatest?

Objects that are closer together have a stronger force of gravity between them. For example, **the moon is closer to Earth** than it is to the more massive sun, so the force of gravity is greater between the moon and Earth than between the moon and the sun.

## Does mass affect gravitational force?

Gravitational force is an attraction between masses. The **greater the size of the masses**, the greater the size of the gravitational force (also called the gravity force). The gravitational force weakens rapidly with increasing distance between masses.

## What is the force of gravity acting between the Earth and a 100 kg person standing on the surface?

All objects have the same gravitational force. Calculate the weight (in Newtons) of a 100 kg person on Earth. The weight of a 100 kg person on Earth is 980 N. You find this by taking the mass of 100 kg x acceleration **9.8 m/s2** = force of 980 N.