115. CONCEPT QUESTIONYes, the raindrop exerts a gravitational force on the earth. This gravitational force is equal in magnitude to the gravitational force that the earth exerts on the raindrop. The forces that the raindrop and the earth exert on each other are Newton’s third law (action–reaction) forces. SOLUTIONa. The magnitude of the gravitational force exerted on the raindrop by the earth is given by Equation 4.3: ()()()()earthraindropraindrop2earth11
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