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Unformatted text preview: We find: g of moon is about 1/6 g of Earth Since weight is the force of gravity on an object. Your weight will change if you are on the suface of different planets. This on-line calculator will allow you to find your weight if you were on the surface of other planets: http://kids.msfc.nasa.gov/Puzzles/Weight.asp Remember, your mass does not change. Failures of Newton's Model Newton's laws do not work for • very large masses • very high speeds => we need a better model (although Newton's laws work well enough for almost everything we need in this semester) General Theory of Relativity • 1915 . ................ Switzerland o Albert Einstein developed General Theory of Relativity mass changes space and time around the object space becomes curved time slows down...
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- Spring '10
- Astronomy, surface gravity