IGCSE Physics-Mass, Weight and Gravity

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Mass, Weight and Gravity


-GRAVITY= The force of attraction between all masses

-Gravity attracts all masses

There are 3 main effects of gravity

1. On the surface of a planet, it makes all things accelerate towards the ground

2. It gives everything a weight 

3. It keeps planet, moons and satalites in their orbits. (The orbit is the balance between the forward motion of the object and the force of gravity pulling it inwards)

Weight and Mass;

Weight and Mass are no the same. 

MASS= The amount of 'stuff' in an object ( For any object, it's Mass will be


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