# Gravitation

Gravitation - NCERT Guide Science Class 9

Q1: How does the force of gravitation between two objects change when the distance between them is reduced to half?
Q2: The gravitational force acts on all objects in proportion to their masses. Why, then, a heavy object does not fall faster than a light object?
Q3: What is the magnitude of the gravitational force between the earth and a 1 kg object on its surface? (Mass of the earth = 6 x 1024 kg and radius of the earth is 6.4 x 106 m)
Q4: The earth and the moon are attracted to each other by gravitational force. Does the earth attract the moon with a force that is greater or smaller or the same as the force with which the moon attracts the earth? Why?
Q5: If the moon attracts the earth, why does the earth not move towards the moon?

Q6: What happens to the force between two objects, if
1. the mass of one object is doubled?
2. the distance between the objects is doubled and tripled?
3. the masses of both objects are doubled?
Q7: What is the importance of Universal Law of Gravitation?
Q8: What is the acceleration of free fall?
Q9: What do we call the gravitational force between the earth and an object?
Q10: Amit buys few grams of gold at poles as per the instruction of one of his friends. He hands over the same when he meets him at equator. Will the friend agree with the weight of gold bought? If not, why?
Q11: Why will a sheet of paper fall slower than one that is crumpled into a ball?
Q12: A ball is thrown vertically upwards with a velocity of 49 m/s. Calculate
1. the maximum height to which it rises,
2. the total time it takes to return to the surface of the earth.
Q13: A stone is released from the top of a tower of height 19.6 m. calculate its final velocity just before touching the ground.
Q14: A stone is thrown vertically upwards with an initial velocity of 40 m/s. Taking g = 10 m/s2, find the maximum height reached by the stone. What is the net displacement and total distance covered by the stone?