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sandra16
2004-Aug-19, 06:03 AM
Hi all,

I am from India. I would like to know some thing about the calculation of Gravity&#33;

Very much confusing calculations in science&#33;:)

please make it simple thank you.

byeee.....

Chook
2004-Aug-26, 04:58 AM
Hey Sandra16 - if you happen to trip over a cliff you&#39;ll probably fall at the rate of 32 feet/sec/sec until you reach ground level. Then you stop&#33; :P

Only kidding - one of the scientific types will fill you in no doubt. Good luck :D

Callisto
2004-Sep-03, 10:30 AM
You might want to move this topic to Questions and Answers I think that somebody is more likely to answer it there before here.

StarLab
2004-Sep-03, 04:21 PM
Let&#39;s start with this: Earth&#39;s gravitational pull is 9.8 m/s^2, meaning for every second you fall, you gain an additional 9.8 meters to your velocity (rate of fall;

also, not on a planetary scale, gravity is a geometric force and phenomenon - it is simply a curvature of spacetime, according to Einstein;

and, weight=gravity x mass - in other words, g is constant for every individual celestial object, and your mass never changes, but your weight does - on the moon, your weight&#39;s different than on the earth, but you mass stays the same;

lastly, no matter how far away you get from an object, you will always feel a gravitational pull from it, no matter how small and insignificant.