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Solved: What is the approximate mass of a column of air 1

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

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Problem 5RCQ

What is the approximate mass of a column of air 1 cm2 in area that extends from sea level to the upper atmosphere? What is the weight of this amount of air?

 

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NEWTON: THE MIND THAT FOUND THE FUTURE ● different laws had to apply on earth and in the heavens ● science begins from theories or hypotheses that you have to prove ● in newton’s time, the gravity was in the apple ● all forces (including gravity) are between two objects, acting equally on both ○ newton’s 3rd law ● the natural path of a speeding object is a straight line, constant speed ○ uniform motion ● newton’s 1st law ● according to Halley, the force of gravity varies inversely with the square of the distance ● newton’s law of universal gravitation = everything attracts everything else ○ force is directly proportional to the two masses ○ force is inversely proportional to the separation of their ce

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

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