College Physics (4th Edition)

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 0073512141
ISBN 13: 978-0-07351-214-3

Chapter 2 - Section 2.6 - Gravitational Forces - Checkpoint: 2.6

Answer

The mass of the gear does not change because the mass does not depend on any specific location. However, the weight of the gear decreases as we go higher, because we are moving farther away from the center of the Earth which decreases the force of gravity.

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The mass of the gear does not change because the mass does not depend on any specific location. However, the weight of the gear decreases as we go higher, because we are moving farther away from the center of the Earth which decreases the force of gravity.
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