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Unformatted text preview: pulls the apple towards it Now… • Weight – Is a measure of force pulling something to the ground due to gravity Hang on a minute…that sounds very familiar… • Weight = Force • Weight is measured in N (newtons) Putting it all together • The apple has mass (kg) • It gets pulled to the ground at a force (this can be measured in Newtons) = WEIGHT • The earth’s gravitational field strength pulls the apple towards it How can we calculate weight? • We can use an equation we already know to help us: • g ( gravitational field strength ) = force / mass • If Force = Weight • Weight = Mass x g ( gravitational field strength ) • Memorise: W = m X g...
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This note was uploaded on 02/12/2011 for the course PHY 2004 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.
 Spring '08
 Staff
 Force, Gravity, Mass

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