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Gravity

The force which pulls masses towards each other. In high school math, we see this most often as the force which pulls objects downwards. Note: The force of gravity between two objects is jointly proportional to the mass of each object and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between between their centers of mass.

 

 

See also

Projectile motion

 


  this page updated 21-feb-16
Mathwords: Terms and Formulas from Algebra I to Calculus
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