posted by Valeria on .
A planet has a mass of 6.22 × 1023 kg and a radius of 2.51 × 106 m. (a) What is the acceleration due to gravity on this planet? (b) How much would a 77.7-kg person weigh on this planet?
W = m•g =G•m•M/R²
the gravitational constant G =6.67•10⁻¹¹ N•m²/kg²,
Earth’s mass is M = 5.97•10²⁴kg,
Earth’s radius is R = 6.378•10⁶ m.