College Physics (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32160-183-1
ISBN 13: 978-0-32160-183-4

Chapter 7 - Circular Motion and Gravitation - Learning Path Questions and Exercises - Multiple Choice Questions - Page 258: 16


(d) does not depend on the object's mass.

Work Step by Step

$F_{g}=G\frac{mM}{r^{2}}=mg$ $g=G\frac{M}{r^{2}}$, where M is mass of earth and r is radius of earth, and G is constant. As a, b, c are false, (d) is the right answer, since it does not depend on the object's mass.
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