Q. 8

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Book edition
4th

Author(s)
Randall D. Knight

Pages
1240 pages

ISBN
9780133942651

a. What is the free-fall acceleration at the surface of the sun?

b. What is the free-fall acceleration toward the sun at the distance of the earth?

(a) The free-fall acceleration at the surface of Sun is

(b) The free-fall acceleration at the surface of earth due to Sun is

Free-fall acceleration is the acceleration experienced by a freely falling body towards a body with gravitational attraction.

The formula of free-fall acceleration is given by :

Known parameters:

Mass of sun:

Radius of sun

Distance from earth to sun:

Universal gravitation constant:

Therefore, the free-fall acceleration at the surface of Sun is :

The free-fall acceleration at the surface of the sun is

The free-fall acceleration at the surface of earth due to Sun is :

The free-fall acceleration at the surface of earth due to Sun is

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