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What is the free-fall acceleration at the surface of (a) the moon and (b) Jupiter?

The free-fall acceleration at the surface of (a) the moon is ; and (b) Jupiter is

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Step by Step Solution

Step 1 : Given information (a).

Universal gravitational constant:

Mass of moon:

Radius of moon

Step 2 : Calculation (a).

The formula of free-fall acceleration is given by :

The free-fall acceleration at the on the surface of moon is :

Step 3 : Final answer (a).

The free-fall acceleration at the on the surface of moon is

Step 4 : Given information (b).

Universal gravitational constant:

Mass of Jupiter:

Radius of Jupiter:

Step 5 : Calculation (b).

The free-fall acceleration at the surface of Jupiter is :

Step 6 : Final answer (b).

The free-fall acceleration at the surface of Jupiter is

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