Gravitational Field

Physics SS1 Second Term


Gravitational Field

Performance Objectives

Students should be able to:

  1. Explain the concept of gravitational field
  2. Explain Acceleration due to gravity
  3. Demonstrate the shapes and dimension of the earth


A gravitational field is a field induced by any object with mass, which will interact with other massive objects by applying a force on it. Gravitational fields are expressed in Newton’s per kilogram (N/kg), which is the same unit as acceleration. This means that any massive object present in another's gravitational field will accelerate towards it, and vice versa. The field of an object is given by the equation:


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