ch13-p017 - 17. The acceleration due to gravity is given by...

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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.

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