In this post, we will see how acceleration due to gravity varies with latitudes. acceleration due to gravity(g) varies with latitudes – how? Consider a point A on the earth’s surface where the line joining center O to A makes an angle θ with the equatorial plane as shown. The angle θ is said to […]

# acceleration due to gravity

## Acceleration due to gravity of a body is independent of its mass-How to Show mathematically?

Acceleration due to gravity of a body is independent of its mass – let’s show it mathematically. We will consider a body of mass m on the surface of the earth. Let M be the mass of the earth and R be the distance between the body and the centre of the earth (when the […]

## Variation of g with height and depth – how g changes with height and depth

Variation of g with height and depth: Acceleration due to gravity or g varies as the height or depth varies with respect to the surface of the earth. This means the value of g on top of a mountain won’t be exactly the same as that on the earth’s surface. Similarly, g at a location […]