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17. The acceleration due to gravity is given by
a
g
= GM/r
2
, where
M
is the mass of Earth
and
r
is the distance from Earth’s center. We substitute
r = R + h
, where
R
is the radius
of Earth and
h
is the altitude, to obtain
a
g
= GM /
(
R + h
)
2
. We solve for
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This note was uploaded on 05/17/2011 for the course PHY 2049 taught by Professor Any during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.
 Spring '08
 Any
 Physics, Acceleration, Gravity, Mass

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