At the surface of Jupiter’s moon Io, the acceleration due to gravity is g = 1.81 m/s2. A watermelon weighs 44.0 N at the surface of the earth. (a) What is the watermelon’s mass on the earth’s surface? (b) What would be its mass and weight on the surface of Io?
Solution to 19E Step 1 Mass of an object is an fundamental quantity. Mass of the body remains same even if it is placed in some other planet whose acceleration due gravity is different. 2 Acceleration due to gravity in Io =1.80m/s Acceleration due to gravity in earth =9.8m/s