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Posted by on Thursday, December 24, 2009 at 1:59pm.

A 1.25-kg book in space has a weight of 8.35 N. What is the value of the gravitational field at that location?

GIVEN:
m = 1.25 kg
W = 8.35 N

Therefore, they want the acceleration. Would I use this equation g = Fg/m?

  • physics - , Thursday, December 24, 2009 at 5:44pm

    Use weight = M g', where g' is the acceleration of gravity at that location.

    g' = W/M = 6.68 m/s^2

    That is less than the 9.81 m/s^2 value at the Earth's surface. The object is probably in an Earth satallite.

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