What Is Earth’s Gravitational Force

Earth’s Gravitational Force

  • The force which earth exerts on a body is called ‘force of gravity’. i.e.
    (F=frac{GMm}})
    Where M = mass of the earth, R = radius of the earth.
  • Due to this force, a body released from some height on the earth’s surface falls towards the earth with its velocity increasing at a constant rate.

Acceleration due to Gravity:

  • The acceleration produced in a body due to attraction of earth is called the acceleration due to gravity and is denoted by ‘g’.
  • ( g=frac{GM}}=9.8