What does the amount of gravitational force between two objects depend on?

Answer

The gravitational attraction between any two objects is dependent on their combined mass and the distance between them. The gravitational attraction of a massive body is a function of the gravitational constant, and the attraction felt between two separate objects obeys the inverse-square law.

One way of describing the effect of gravity in a two-object system is that the force of gravity is in direct relation to the mass of the objects and in inverse relation to the distance between them. Using Newton's Law of Gravitation, F = G M m / r^2, it is possible to calculate the force between objects. Double the mass of an object, and its gravitational pull doubles. Double the distance between objects, and the attraction between them declines by 75 percent.

Q&A Related to "What does the amount of gravitational force..."
Mass and Distance
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What+does+the+size+of+gr...
The gravitational force does not
http://www.chacha.com/question/what-is-the-the-siz...
Gravity is an
http://www.chacha.com/question/what-is-the-attract...
Newton's law of universal gravitation states that every mass (or body) in the universe attracts every other body with a force which is directly proportional to the product of their
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_happens_to_the_grav...
Explore this Topic
Weight and mass are two different properties. Mass is the measure of the amount of material in an object. Weight on the other hand is the gravitational force that ...
About -  Privacy -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback  -  Sitemap  © 2014 Ask.com