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Posted by on Sunday, November 28, 2010 at 7:55pm.

Take the mass of the Earth to be 5.98 ×
1024 kg.
If the Earth’s gravitational force causes a
falling 52 kg student to accelerate downward
at 9.8 m/s2, determine the upward accelera-
tion of the Earth during the student’s fall.
Answer in units of m/s2.

  • physics - , Sunday, November 28, 2010 at 7:58pm

    The same force acts on each mass

    massstudent*g=massEarth*a
    solve for a.

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