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27/10/2015

Digesting "Newton and the Moon falling" - Gravity! From the Big Bang to Black Holes - Paris Diderot

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Gravity! From the Big Bang to Black Holes


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Digesting "Newton and the Moon falling"
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If your mass is 60 kg at sea level, what is it at an altitude of 10 000 m? Beware, we are talking mass here, not
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55.2 kg

60 kg

64.6kg
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Pierre Bintruy (Lead Educator)


Mass is invariant because the quantity of matter in your body does not change. Only weight is changing,
because the gravitational attraction of the Earth decreases as you get further from its centre.

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/gravity/1/steps/48668/questions/3

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27/10/2015

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