Newton’s law of gravitation

The title of the Project: Newton’s law of gravitation

Purpose of the work:

  • Check Newton’s law of gravitation.

Expected results:

  • According to Newton’s law of gravitation the gravitational force is proportional to the masses of the bodies and inversely proportional to the distance squared.

Practical part

This is a little instruction on the virtual laboratory.

Virtual experiment. 

Step 1. Choose scientific notation and constant size for convenience.

Step 2. Change the distance between the bodies. How do gravitational forces change? 

Step 3. Change the mass of the first body. How do gravitational forces change? 

Step 4. Change the mass of the second body. How do gravitational forces change? Make a conclusion.

Conclusion

According to Newton’s law of gravitation the gravitational force is proportional to the masses of the bodies and inversely proportional to the distance squared.