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Choose the Correct Alternative: Acceleration Due to Gravity is Independent of Mass of the Earth/Mass of the Body. - Physics

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Choose the correct alternative:

Acceleration due to gravity is independent of mass of the earth/mass of the body.

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Solution

Mass of the body

Acceleration due to gravity of body of mass m is given by the relation:

g = `"GM"/R^2`

Where,

G = Universal gravitational constant

M = Mass of the Earth

= Radius of the Earth

Hence, it can be inferred that acceleration due to gravity is independent of the mass of the body.

Concept: Newton’s Universal Law of Gravitation
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NCERT Class 11 Physics
Chapter 8 Gravitation
Exercises | Q 2.3 | Page 201
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