The Law of Universal Gravitation: Definition, Importance & Examples


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The gravitational force between two objects depends on

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1. The law of universal gravitation states that

2. If the distance between two objects is 500 km and is increased to 1000 km, what happens to the gravitational force between them?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You will be assessed on your knowledge of the two elements that determine gravitational force, and the definition and equation for the Law of Universal Gravitation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Your knowledge will be challenged on the following:

  • What the law of universal gravitation states
  • The equation for the law
  • How to apply the equation for the law
  • Weightlessness

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have regarding gravitational force
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the law of universal gravitation and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on gravity

Additional Learning

To learn more about gravity, check out the lesson titled The Law of Universal Gravitation. It includes topics such as:

  • Exponential decrease
  • Inverse-square law
  • Gravity's relation to distance
  • Gravity's relation to mass
  • Gravity's effects in space