Gravity Force Lab: Basics

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  • Gravitational Force
  • Inverse Square Law
  • Force Pairs

Topics

  • Gravitational Force
  • Inverse Square Law
  • Force Pairs
  • Newton's Third Law

Description

Visualize the gravitational force that two objects exert on each other. Discover the factors that affect gravitational attraction, and determine how adjusting these factors will change the gravitational force.

Sample Learning Goals

  • Relate the gravitational force to masses of objects and distance between objects.
  • Explain Newton's third law for gravitational forces.
  • Use measurements to determine the universal gravitational constant.
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