# Physics

posted by .

In mathematical language, Newton's Law of Gravity expresses the force of gravity, F, between two objects in the following way:

F= (GMm)/r^2

where M is the mass of one object, m is the mass of the other object, r is the distance between the two objects, and G is the gravitational constant. Which of the following statements best describes what this formula says?

a)The force of gravity between two objects depends on the product of their masses and the distance between them.

b)The force of gravity between two objects depends on the sum of their masses and the distance between them.

c)The force of gravity between two objects depends on the product of their masses and the inverse square of the distance between them.

I would say c. Is this right? Thanks

• Physics -

yeah

## Respond to this Question

 First Name School Subject Your Answer

## Similar Questions

1. ### physics

7)In calculating the force of gravity between two objects, if the mass of one object increased by 4 and the other by 2, how many times would the force of gravity increase?
2. ### physics

In calculating the force of gravity between two objects, if the mass of one object increased by 4 and the other by 2, how many times would the force of gravity increase?
3. ### Physics

In calculating the force of gravity between two objects, if the mass of one objects increased by 4 and the other by 2, how many times would the force of gravity increase?
4. ### physics

Proponents of astrology claim that the positions of the planets at the time of a baby's birth will affect the life of that person in important ways. Some assert that this effect is due to gravity. Examine this claim with Newton's law …
5. ### physics

1. The acceleration due to gravity calculated this way works well for objects near the Earth’s surface. How would you have to change the above equation if the object was 100,000 meters above the ground?
6. ### Science check answer quick!

I really do not understand Number 7 Which of these does Newton's law of universal gravitation imply?
7. ### Science

Can someone please check my answers and if they are wrong can you help me fix them?
8. ### physics

1. The acceleration due to gravity calculated this way works well for objects near the Earth’s surface. How would you have to change the above equation if the object was 100,000 meters above the ground?
9. ### science

Which statement best describes Newton’s Law of Universal Gravitation?
10. ### Science

I would really appreciate it if someone checked my answers and told me if they were right. Thx. ~Ashley 1. Which of the following determines the strength of the force of gravity between two objects?

More Similar Questions