Tagged: Gravitation

Gravitation and Circular Motion

Why does a orbiting satellite not fall to the Earth? A common misconception among students is that orbiting satellites do not experience gravity. It is argued that since these satellites are not falling to...

Gravitation – Potential and Potential Energy

Gravitational Potential and Potential Energy Gravitational potential at a point is the amount of work needed to bring a unit mass from infinity to that point. Gravitational potential is defined to be negative since...

Gravitation – Force and Field Strength

Concept of a Gravitational Field and Force A gravitational field is a region in which a mass experiences a force. A mass, that is present inside a gravitational field experiences a gravitational force. This...