PHY2048_11-02-09 - Chapter 13 Gravitation In this chapter...

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Chapter 13 Gravitation In this chapter we will explore the following topics: - Newton’s law of gravitation that describes the attractive force between two point masses and its application to extended objects - The acceleration of gravity on the surface of the earth, above it, as well as below it. - Gravitational potential energy - Kepler’s three laws on planetary motion - Satellites (orbits, energy , escape velocity) (13-1)
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m 1 m 2 Newton realized that the force which holds the moon it its orbit is of the same nature with the force that makes an apple drop near the surface of th Newton's L e earth. aw of Newto Gravitat n concl ion uded that the earth attracts both apples as well as the moon but also that every object in the universe attracts every other object. The tendency of objects to move towards each other is known as gravitation. Newton formulated a force law known as Every particle any other particle with a gravitational force that has the following char Newton's law of gravitat
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PHY2048_11-02-09 - Chapter 13 Gravitation In this chapter...

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