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Solution

Correct option is

1/4th, 1/9th, 1/16th

If g be the acceleration due to gravity at the surface of the earth, then its value at a height h above the surface of the earth will be Where Re is the radius of the earth. Substituting Re = 6000 km and h = 6000 km, we get Our weight will be 1/4th of the real weight. Similarly, at 12000 km above, our weight will 1/9th and at 18000 km it will be 1/16th

SIMILAR QUESTIONS

Q1

The distance of two planets the sun are 1013 and 1012 meter respectively. Find the ratio of time-periods and speeds of the two planets.

Q2

Two masses, 800 kg and 600 kg, are at a distance 0.25 m apart. Compute the magnitude of the intensity of the gravitational field at a point distant 0.20 m from the 800 kg mass and 0.15 m from the 600 kg mass (G = 6.66× 10 –11 N m2 kg–2).

Q3

Three particles, each of mass m, are situates at the vertices of an equilateral triangle of side length a. The only force acting on the particles are their mutual gravitational forces. It is desired that each particle move in a circle while maintaining the original mutual separation a. Find the initial velocity that should be given to each particle and also the time-period of the circular motion.

Q4

The weight of a person on the earth is 80 kg. What will be his weight on the moon? Mass of the moon = 7.34 × 1022kg, radius = 1.75 × 106 m and gravitational constant G = 6.67 × 10 –11 Nm2/kg2. What will be the mass of the person at the moon? If this person can jump 2 meter high on the earth, how much high can he jump at the moon? If he can walk 100 m in 1 minute on the earth, then how much will he walk in 1 minute on the moon?

Q5

What will be the acceleration due to gravity on the surface of the moon if its radius is 1/4th the radius of the earth and its mass is (1/80)th the mass of the earth.

Q6

Calculate that imaginary angular velocity of the earth for which effective acceleration due to gravity at the equator becomes zero. In this condition what will be the length (in hours) of the day?

(Re = 6400 km, g = 10 ms–2)

Q7

Determine the speed with which the earth would have to rotate on its axis so that a person on the equator would weigh 3/5 th as much as at present. Take the equatorial radius as 6400 km.

Q8

At what height above the earth’s surface the acceleration due to gravity will be 1/9 th of its value at the earth’s surface? Radius of earth is 6400 km.

Q9

Calculate the gravitational field strength and the gravitational potential at the surface of the moon. The mass of the moon is kg and its radius is  Q10

The intensity of gravitational field at a point situated at earth’s surface is 2.5 N/kg. Calculate the gravitational potential at that point. Given: radius of earth, 