Silly physics...

Rob Park rbpark-NOSPAM at ualberta.ca
Wed Feb 12 22:19:45 PST 2003


Alas! Jochen Schröder spake thus:
> What?!!! Gravitation is F=G*M1*M2/r^2 , so g=G*M(earth)/r^2 where r is 
> from the earth center, it does not decrease exponentially.

It decreases with the square of the distance. If r wasn't so
outrageously huge in the first place (compared to local altitude
variations), then it would be pretty drastic... ;)

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