What is g-Force? - Definition & Formula


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Which of the following describes what g-force is?

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1. In the formula for g-force, what does the big G stand for?

2. In addition to the mass of an object, what else do you need to know for you to calculate the g-force of the object?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will measure your understanding of g-force. You will be quizzed on what g-force is and how you can discover it for an object.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer these quiz questions to test your knowledge of:

  • The formula for g-force
  • Variables needed to calculate an object's g-force
  • Characteristics of g-force

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve g-force equation practice problems
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as g-force
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what the large G stands for in the formula for g-force

Additional Learning

For more information about this physics topic, read the lesson titled What is g-Force? - Definition & Formula. Topics covered will include:

  • The g-force of the Earth
  • Examples of the g-force equation in practice
  • The gravity of the Earth vs the gravity of Jupiter