Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 9 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 28

Answer

The gravitational field becomes stronger at the surface as the star becomes smaller in radius.

Work Step by Step

An object at the surface would be closer to the star's center, and with the star's mass remaining unchanged, the gravitational attraction on it by the star would increase. This is discussed on page 174.
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