Gravitational Force: Definition, Equation & Examples


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Which of the following is NOT a fundamental force in physics?

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1. What is a gravitational force?

2. Who discovered the Law of Universal Gravitation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to test your understanding of gravitational force. Material covered in the quiz includes a description of gravitational force and the man responsible for the Law of Universal Gravitation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Fundamental forces in physics
  • Description of gravitational force
  • Discovery of the Law of Universal Gravitation
  • Gravitational force between two objects
  • Calculating gravitational force between Earth and the Moon

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related general science lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding gravitational force
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the scientist who discovered the Law of Universal Gravitation

Additional Learning

To learn more about gravity, review the accompanying lesson titled Gravitational Force: Definition, Equation & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain what the term 'gravitational force' means
  • Relate Isaac Newton's contributions to the study of gravitational force
  • Know the universal gravitation equation
  • Use the universal gravitation equation to calculate gravitational forces between objects