Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 5 - Circular Motion; Gravitation - Questions: 17

Answer

Yes, people are heavier at midnight than at noon.

Work Step by Step

At noon, the sun’s gravitational attraction on you is upward, and partially cancels the gravitational force from the Earth. The effect is tiny. At midnight, the two forces pull together. The net effect is to increase your apparent weight at midnight.
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