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Gravity

  • Martin Harrison
  • Frank McKim
Chapter
Part of the Macmillan Master Series book series (MMS)

Abstract

After completing this chapter you should
  • know the difference between mass and weight

  • know how to find the acceleration of a freely falling mass

  • understand the force of air resistance

  • understand that a falling mass loses potential energy

  • understand that a falling mass gains kinetic energy

  • understand satellite orbits and planetary orbits.

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Copyright information

© M. J. Harrison, F. R. McKim 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Harrison
  • Frank McKim

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