09_Notes_Gravity_F10 - Chapter 9 Notes Gravity Newton's Law...

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Chapter 9 Notes Gravity Newton's Law of Gravity Characteristics When one quantity is inversely proportional to another quantity, Other examples of inverse square laws (besides gravity) Check Questions You can change a proportion into an exact equation The proportionality constant for Newton's Law of Gravity is called the And it has a value of Equation 1. Gravitational force is a vector 2. It obeys Newton's third law 3. It is directly proportional to the product of the masses. 4. It is indirectly proportional to the distance between the objects squared. it is called an inverse square law . 1. Paint sprayed on a wall. 2. Light from a flashlight. 1. If the distance between two objects was reduced by 1/3, by what factor would the gravitational force between them change? 2. You are in the Biology side of Howell. You are on the first floor with your pet tarantula ("Atilla") where the gravitational force on your Atilla is 1 newton. You then go up to the third floor. Will the gravitational force on
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