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Conceptual Universal Gravitation Objectives Compare and contrast gravitational force vectors as mass and distance are changed. (Explorations 1, 2, and 3) Discover how changes in the distance between two objects affects the gravitational force between them. (Explorations 1, 2, and 3) Describe how changes in the masses of two objects affects the gravitational force between them. (Explorations 1, 2, and 3) Description of Activity In this activity, you will explore how distance and mass affect the gravitational force between two objects. You will select one of three locations to work within: a 9 m 2 room, a 9 × 10 4 m 2 city block, or a 9 × 10 22 m 2 region of space. You will also change the mass of each object as well as manipulate the positions of both objects. For purposes of this simulation, masses will be represented as spheres and the distance between them will be the distance between their centers. Jump Start 1. What is mass? In physics, mass commonly refers to any of the following three properties of matter, which have been shown experimentally to be equivalent: inertial mass, active gravitational mass, and passive gravitational mass . 2. Describe gravitational force. The force of attraction between all masses in the universe; especially the attraction of the earth's mass for bodies near its surface; "the more remote the body the less the gravity"; "the gravitation between two
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2012 for the course BUS LEG 10 taught by Professor jones during the Spring '12 term at Strayer.

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