- Books Name
- Science Made Easy Science Book
- Science Made Easy
- CBSE Class 9
Difference between Gravitation Constant (G) and Gravitational Acceleration (g)
Motion of Objects Under the Influence of Gravitational Force of the Earth
Let an object is falling towards earth with initial velocity u. Let its velocity, under the effect of gravitational acceleration g, changes to v after covering the height h in time t.
Then the three equations of motion can be represented as:
Velocity (v) after t seconds, v = u + ght
Height covered in t seconds, h = ut + ½gt2
Relation between v and u excluding t, v2 = u2 + 2gh
The value of g is taken as positive in case of the object is moving towards earth and taken as negative in case of the object is thrown in opposite direction of the earth.