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Earth pulls down on you with a gravitational force that

Conceptual Physics | 12th Edition | ISBN: 9780321909107 | Authors: Paul G. Hewitt ISBN: 9780321909107 29

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Problem 10RQ

Earth pulls down on you with a gravitational force that you call your weight. Do you pull up on Earth with the same amount of force?

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Solution Step 1 of 2 Yes, According to newton’s third law, for every action there is a reaction force which is equal in magnitude but opposite in direction. Here when we stand on the earth surface; since both the earth has mass M and a person has mass m. As they have masses,they are acted by an attraction force between them called gravitational force; which is directly proportional to the product of masses and inversely proportional to square of the distance(r). GMm That is FG= r2 Where G is universal gravitational constant. Fep = F pe= F G Where F epis the force of earth on person called weight,peis the force of person on earth and F Gs gravitational force.

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Textbook: Conceptual Physics
Edition: 12
Author: Paul G. Hewitt
ISBN: 9780321909107

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