# Who dropped a feather and a hammer to see if gravity pulled on them the same amount?

## Who dropped a feather and a hammer to see if gravity pulled on them the same amount?

Commander David Scott
At the end of the last Apollo 15 moon walk, Commander David Scott (pictured above) performed a live demonstration for the television cameras. He held out a geologic hammer and a feather and dropped them at the same time.

## What are 3 properties of gravity?

Gravitational force−Properties:

• (1) It is a universal attractive force. It is directly proportional to the product of the masses of the two bodies.
• (2) It obey inverse square law.
• (3) It is the weakest force known in nature.

Does gravity push or pull?

According to Newton, gravity is the pulling – or in fact the attracting – force of any heavenly body towards any object to its center. But, to the contrary, Einstein once said that the four dimensions of space and time push the object downwards.

What is the main conclusion of coin and feather experiment?

What is the conclusion of coin and feather experiment? the acceleration of all falling body is same in absence of external resistance.It doesn’t depend upon mass of bodies.

### Will 2 objects fall same speed?

As such, all objects free fall at the same rate regardless of their mass. Because the 9.8 N/kg gravitational field at Earth’s surface causes a 9.8 m/s/s acceleration of any object placed there, we often call this ratio the acceleration of gravity.

### How do I calculate g?

To calculate g force from velocity:

1. Subtract initial velocity from final velocity.
2. Divide the difference by time.
3. Divide the resultant by the acceleration due to gravity, 9.81 m/s², to obtain the g force value.

What causes gravity?

Earth’s gravity comes from all its mass. All its mass makes a combined gravitational pull on all the mass in your body.

Why is gravity not a force?

In general relativity, gravity is not a force between masses. Instead gravity is an effect of the warping of space and time in the presence of mass. Without a force acting upon it, an object will move in a straight line.

#### What is gravity made of?

Earth’s gravity comes from all its mass. All its mass makes a combined gravitational pull on all the mass in your body. That’s what gives you weight. And if you were on a planet with less mass than Earth, you would weigh less than you do here.

#### Why did a coin thrown to the air fall back to the ground?

Reasoning During the time the coin travels upward, gravity causes its speed to decrease to zero. On the way down, however, gravity causes the coin to regain the lost speed.

What falls faster light or heavy?

Answer 1: Heavy objects fall at the same rate (or speed) as light ones. The acceleration due to gravity is about 10 m/s2 everywhere around earth, so all objects experience the same acceleration when they fall.

What does 1g force weigh?

One g is the force per unit mass due to gravity at the Earth’s surface and is the standard gravity (symbol: gn), defined as 9.80665 metres per second squared, or equivalently 9.80665 newtons of force per kilogram of mass.

## What is value of g in Earth?

9.8 m/s2
The acceleration due to gravity on Earth or the value of g on Earth is 9.8 m/s2.

## What type of force is gravity?

Gravity or gravitational force is the force of attraction between any two objects in the universe. The force of attraction depends on the mass of the object and the square of the distance between them. It is by far the weakest known force in nature.

Why does gravity pull us down?

In 1915, Albert Einstein figured out the answer when he published his theory of general relativity. The reason gravity pulls you toward the ground is that all objects with mass, like our Earth, actually bend and curve the fabric of the universe, called spacetime. That curvature is what you feel as gravity.

How do you calculate gravity?

gravity force = mass × gravitational field strength (g) This is when: gravity force is measured in newtons (N) mass is measured in kilograms (kg)

### What exactly is gravity and how does it work?

The answer is gravity: an invisible force that pulls objects toward each other. Earth’s gravity is what keeps you on the ground and what makes things fall. An animation of gravity at work. Albert Einstein described gravity as a curve in space that wraps around an object—such as a star or a planet.

### What is the formula for gravity on Earth?

g = GM/r 2, Where M is the mass of the Earth, r the radius of the Earth (or distance between the center of the Earth and you, standing on its surface), and G is the gravitational constant.

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