# Answer the following question. What is the variation in acceleration due to gravity with altitude? - Physics

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What is the variation in acceleration due to gravity with altitude?

#### Solution

Variation in acceleration due to gravity due to altitude is given by,

gh = g("R"/("R + h"))^2

where,

gh = acceleration due to gravity of an object placed at h altitude

g = acceleration due to gravity on the surface of the Earth

R = radius of the Earth

h = attitude height of the object from the surface of the Earth.

Hence, acceleration due to gravity decreases with an increase in altitude.

Concept: Variation in the Acceleration Due to Gravity with Altitude, Depth, Latitude and Shape
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Balbharati Physics 11th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 5 Gravitation
Exercises | Q 2. (viii) | Page 97
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