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Using Newton`s Law of Gravitational Attraction, calculate the gravitational acceleration of an object dropped from an altitude of 500 km above the earth`s surface. Use an earth radius of 6400 km.

Using Newton`s Law of Gravitational Attraction, calculate the gravitational acceleration of an object dropped from an altitude of 500 km above the earth`s surface. Use an earth radius of 6400 km.

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Nirmal Singh.
askIITians Faculty 44 Points
8 years ago
g' = g (1 - h/R)
g' = 9.8 (1 - 500/6400)
g' = 9.03442 m/s^2
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Nirmal Singh
Askiitians faculty

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