At what height will the acceleration due to gravity be 6.0 m/s^2 and what is the formula for this given the following: The acceleration due to gravity for a satellite orbiting 7000 km above the centre...

At what height will the acceleration due to gravity be 6.0 m/s^2 and what is the formula for this given the following:

The acceleration due to gravity for a satellite orbiting 7000 km above the centre of Earth is 8.2 m/s^2.

Expert Answers info

justaguide eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2010

write12,544 answers

starTop subjects are Math, Science, and Business

The force of attraction due to gravity between an object of mass m and the Earth of mass Me is G*m^Me/ r^2. This, in terms of the acceleration due to gravity of the object is m*a

Equating the two m*g = G*m^Me/ r^2

=> g =...

(The entire section contains 120 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now


check Approved by eNotes Editorial