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What is the difference between gravity and gravitation?

What is the difference between gravity and gravitation?

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Ashwin Muralidharan IIT Madras
290 Points
10 years ago

Hi Deepankar,

 

Both are one and the same.

Gravitation is the Noun Form, and Gravity could be the adjective as well as noun form.

 

Best Regards,

Ashwin (IIT Madras).

Deepankar Tripathi
33 Points
10 years ago
Hi Ashwin,

Thanks but i still think that gravity what we specify for Earth only and gravitation is a term used to explain the wider meaning of the attraction between any two bodies, as i have recieved through some other sources.

With Regards,

Deepankar.

Ashwin Muralidharan IIT Madras
290 Points
10 years ago

Hi Deepankar,

 

Good to hear your reply. But that is a popular misconception which has evolved.

 

Even Moon has its own gravity, and so does Jupiter and other planets, or for that matter any object which has mass will have its own gravitational attraction (or gravity).

 

Thanks & Regards,

Ashwin (IIT Madras).

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