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prob_026 - 26 REASONING The weight of a person on the earth...

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26. REASONING The weight of a person on the earth is the gravitational force F earth that it exerts on the person. The magnitude of this force is given by Equation 4.3 as earth person earth 2 earth m m F G r = where r earth is the distance from the center of the earth to the person. In a similar fashion, the weight of the person on another planet is planet person planet 2 planet m m F G r = We will use these two expressions to obtain the weight of the traveler on the planet. SOLUTION Dividing F planet by F earth we have planet person 2 2 planet planet planet earth earth person earth earth
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