Isaac Newton's Formula for the Force of Gravity: Definition & Example


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According to Newton, what is the force of gravity?

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1. What does the universal gravitational constant equal?

2. What is the force between two objects that both have a mass of 7,000 kg and that are 10 meters apart?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this quiz/worksheet combo, you'll learn about the calculation Isaac Newton developed for identifying the force of gravity. You'll specifically be tested on the universal gravitational constant equal and how it applies in various situations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Newton's definition of the force of gravity
  • The universal gravitational constant
  • How to calculate the force of gravity or force of attraction between two objects using the universal gravitational constant

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve gravitational force practice problems
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as universal gravitational constant and mass
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast how gravity affects objects of different sizes

Additional Learning

To learn more about Newton's formula for the force of gravity, review the accompanying lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify Newton's formula for the universal gravitational constant
  • Calculate the gravitational force between two objects
  • Understand how Newton developed the calculation for the universal gravitational constant