Question #22749

1 Answer
Oct 14, 2017

F = #-(G. m_1xxm_2)/(r^2)# where G is just a very small constant # (6.67 xx 10^-11#) and r is the distance between them.


Be careful with (a) formatting in your calculation (use of brackets recommended) and (b) the negative sign at the start - that just shows that though we measure r increasing away from the first mass, the force is directed towards the mass. Clearly, because of equal and opposite forces (Newton's third law) they both feel the same force.

I get 1.334 x #10^-12# N