Asked Jan 10, 2020

Discuss the effect of depth on the value of g.


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Effect of depth on the value of 'g':

Acceleration due to gravity is the acceleration produced in an object when it is pulled by the gravitational force of attraction of the earth. 

As the gravitational force on the object due to the earth depends on the mass of the earth, so if we go  deeper inside the earth, the effective mass of the earth which applies gravitational attraction towards the centre of the earth reduces. Hence, gravitational attraction of the earth reduces, which produces less acceleration due to gravity in the object lying at some depth from the surfac...

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