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free fall

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Literature.

Motion resulting from a gravitational field that is unimpeded by a medium that would provide a frictional retarding force or buoyancy. In the earth's gravitational field, free fall takes...

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g

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry.

Gravity; employed in describing centrifugal forces. Thus, 2,000 × g refers to a sedimenting force 2,000 times that of gravity.

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gravity

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics.

1 the attractive force that moves or tends to move bodies towards the centre of any celestial body such as the earth or the moon.

2 the attribute of...

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mass

Overview page. Subjects: Physics.

A measure of a body's inertia, i.e. its resistance to acceleration. According to Newton's laws of motion, if two unequal masses, m 1 and m 2, are allowed to collide,...

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pendulum

Overview page. Subjects: Physics.

Any rigid body that swings about a fixed point. The ideal simple pendulum consists of a bob of small mass oscillating back and forth through a small angle at the end of a string or wire of...

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surface gravity

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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The value of the acceleration produced in a freely falling object near the surface of a celestial body. If the body is rotating, the effect of centrifugal force on the object...

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