# Does the torsional pendulum depend on acceleration due to gravity?

No, a torsional pendulum works with the restoring force provided by the elasticity of the support rod, or (in clocks and watches) by the spring on the balance-wheel.

### What does the frequency of a pendulum depend on?

-- its length (from the pivot to the center of mass of the swinging part) -- the local acceleration of gravity in the place where the pendulum is swinging

### How does the acceleration of gravity depend on the mass of a falling object?

acceleration of gravity does not depend on the mass of the falling object at all. the equation for g is: g=GM/R^2 where M is the mass of the earth.

### Upon what quantities does the acceleration of gravity on the surfaces of various planets depend?

The acceleration of gravity depends on the mass of the planet and your altitude. The farther away from the planet you are, the lower the force of gravity.

### What happens to acceleration if the mass is increased and due to gravity?

The acceleration of an object due to gravity does not depend on the mass. Close to Earth's surface, this acceleration is about 9.8 meters per second per second.

### Why is a pendulum used to illustrate gravity?

A pendulum isn't needed to illustrate gravity, and is seldom used for that purpose. It's much easier to illustrate gravity by dropping a book on the floor. But a pendulum is a very useful means of measuring the value of gravity in a place, because the time that a pendulum takes to swing back-and-forth once is very closely connected to the local value of gravity. It doesn't depend on the weight of the thing hanging… Read More

### The relative surface gravity on earth is?

That's going to depend on 'relative' to what ? Relative to the acceleration of gravity on Earth, it's precisely 1.000, or 100% . Relative to the acceleration of gravity on Pluto, it's 16.822, or 1,682.2 % .

### Does the acceleration due to gravity depend on the mass of the cart?

No. On Earth the force of gravity or acceleration is always about 9.8m/sec^2 Earth's gravity does not change just because the cart gets heavier lighter.

### What will the time period of simole pendulum in free space?

Unless it's in a ship that is accelerating, a simole pendulum will not swing in free space. If it's in a ship that's accelerating, its period will depend on the magnitude of the acceleration.

### Why time period of pendulum depends on length not other factors?

It does depend on the force of gravity where the pendulum is located. There are other factors that it depends on but their contribution, in normal circumstances, is negligible enough to ignore.

### What is the acceleration due to gravity on that 100-kg mass?

The acceleration due to gravity on earth doesn't depend on the mass of the falling object. All falling objects on the same planet fall with the same acceleration. On earth, the acceleration is 9.8 meters/sec2 .

### Why does acceleration due to gravity do not depend upon the mass of the body?

acceleration due to gravity,g g=G *M/R2 where G=gravitational force M=mass of earth R=radius of earth from formula we find that g depends on mass of earth.It does on involve mass of body on which force of earth is acting.Since the acceleration due to gravity does not depend on the mass of the body,all the bodies fall with same acceleration towards earth...

### Does the angle of incline depend on the acceleration of gravity?

No. Each is independent of the the other. However actual acceleration a in a given direction is dependent solely on ramp angle i.e. a= g x cosin(theta). Note that one is assuming a constant acceleration due to gravity (g).

### How does upthrust depend on accleration due to gravity?

it depends on acceleration due to gravity as f=mg, when acceleration due to gravity increases the force acting also increases.when force acting increases it cancels the upward thrust(buoyant force)so the body sinks in the liquid.

### What does the period of a pendulum depend on?

The length of the pendulum and the gravitational pull.

### How does the acceleration of gravity depend on it's distance from the center of the Earth?

acceleration due to gravity is given by, g=GM/R2 Hence distance from the earth increases g decreases and viceversa. So g at poles is greater than g at equator.

### A brick has a greater mass than a sponge has why is the acceleration due to the gravity the same for both objects?

The acceleration due to gravity does not depend on the mass. For example, if you have two objects, one of which has 10 times the mass of another, it will be attracted with 10 times the force; however, it will also have 10 times the inertia, so the acceleration will be the same.

### Which physical property of matter does not depend on the size of an object?

acceleration due to gravity. it's the same for everything..... 9.8 m/sec

### What factors does pontential energy depend o?

PE = mgh . It depends on mass (m) gravity acceleration (g) and height (h)

### Why does weight depend on where you are?

Weight is determined by mass x acceleration due to gravity. The mass of an object doesn't change; however, the acceleration due to gravity varies depending on the distance from the center of an object. A person weighs less on the top of a mountain than at the bottom of a valley. Gravity depends on the masses of the objects and the distance between them.

### Which two factors does gravitational potential energy depend on?

mass m and height h Potential Energy = mgh where g is acceleration of gravity

### Why does the period of a pendulum not depend on the amplitude?

Actually, the period of a pendulum does depend slightly on the amplitude. But at low amplitudes, it almost doesn't depend on the amplitude at all. This is related to the fact that in such a case, the restoring force - the force that pulls the pendulum back to its center position - is proportional to the displacement. That is, if the pendulum moves away further, the restoring force will also be greater.

### What is the gravity force on a student with a mass of 45kg?

As always, that's going to depend on where he is. Wherever it is, the forces of gravity between him and another nearby mass will both be (45 kg) x (acceleration of gravity in the vicinity of the other mass). If the other mass is the Earth, then the acceleration of gravity is 9.8 m/s2 , and the force, which the student will call his 'weight', is (45) (9.8) = 441 newtons (99.21pounds / 7stone 1.21pounds)

### Does weight effect speed downhill?

No, weight does not effect speed downhill because the acceleration is only due to gravity, which does not depend on mass of the body if friction is not present.

### Which graph bet represents the relationship between acceleration due to gravity and mass for objects near the surface of earth?

We could spot the better one in a flash if we could see the graphs. The good one should be a straight horizontal line, since acceleration due to gravity is constant and doesn't depend on mass.

### What are the factors on which the time period of simple pendulum does not depend?

The time period does not depend on the mass of the pendulum, my age, or the colour of next door's car and a vast range of other factors.

### Does free-fall acceleration vary on other planets?

Yep. So would terminal velocity in free-fall. It would depend entirely on the gravity of the planet.

### The acceleration due to gravity is what?

On Earth, it's 9.807 m/s2 . On the moon, it's 1.623 m/s2 . In other places, it has different values.

### Will the acceleration due to gravity equals to magnetic field when a bar magnet falls through a metal ring?

Please note that a magnetic field is not measured in units of acceleration (or the equivalent force / mass), like gravity is. What exactly happens when a bar magnet falls through a metal ring will depend on the details of the situation - for example, how strong the magnetic field is, and the mass of the bar magnet.

### Does the acceleration produced by the force on a given mass depend on the time of action of the force?

No. The change in speed does depend on the time of action; the acceleration does not.

### What is the acceleration due to gravity on an asteroid?

Just like any other astronomical body that you might visit, the acceleration due to gravity on the asteroid's surface is going to depend on its mass, and on the distance between your center of mass and the asteroid's center of mass. (I didn't want to say the asteroid's "radius", because many of them are notoriously unspherical and weird-shaped, like a big old Russet Burbank.)

### How gravity and friction affect falling bodies?

Gravity, near the surface of the earth, will cause a downward acceleration of 9.81 metres/second2. Friction will act in the upward direction and cause a retardation in the fall. Its magnitude will depend on the interaction between the falling body and the substance causing the friction.

### If the mass of an object is tripled how would the acceleration change?

It would depend on what force is driving the acceleration. If that force is gravity, then acceleration is constant irrespective of variations in mass. All else being equal and presuming the acceleration is by the same exerted force on both the larger and smaller object, the larger object would experience 1/3 the acceleration. (The formula for determining the force is F = ma , the mass times the acceleration. For the same F, and m2… Read More

### What is the force of gravity on something at the surface of a planet?

gravitational constant (G)= 6.67300 Ã— 10-11 m3 kg-1 s-2 acceleration due to gravity (g)= 9.80665 m/s2 The force on an object would depend on how far it fell. If it's at the surface it would still and thus zero if taking the surface as a reference point. Force = mass x acceleration Force on an object due to gravity = mass of object x g

### What is the Difference between gravitational constant and acceleration due to gravity?

The acceleration due to gravity in the neighborhood of some mass is: A = G m/R2 A = the acceleration of gravity m = the mass of the mass R = your distance from its center ==> G is the "gravitational constant". Without it, you would know that the acceleration is 'proportional' to the mass of the mass, and 'inversely proportional' to the square of your distance from it. But you couldn't calculate an actual… Read More

### Why acceleration due to gravity 'g' is taken as negative for bodies moving upward?

The acceleration due to gravity is a property of the Earth's mass and radius, and of gravity itself, and doesn't depend on which way something is moving. -- The acceleration produced by a force is always in the direction of the force, and the forces of gravity act along the line between the centers of two objects. -- One force of gravity acts on the body that's up in the air, pulling it ... and… Read More

### What does acceleration depend on?

Acceleration is change in velocity. So it depends on both velocity and time.

### Does gravity depend on density?

Gravity does not depend on density. Gravity is the gravitational pull that is invisible and cannot be touched or changed. Density is how much matter is packed within an object, which can be changed. Gravity and density are two totally different things, and are in no way related, therefore gravity does not depend on density.

### What is the mass of a person that weighs 500 Newtons?

That would depend on where the person is at. Different celestial bodies have different accelerations due to gravity, which affects the weight. If the assumption is that the person is on Earth, where the acceleration due to gravity is 9.81 m s-2: Weight = mass x acceleration due to gravity 500 Newtons = mass x 9.81 m s-2 mass = 500 / 9.81 = 51 kilograms Note that mass is constant, no matter where the… Read More

### How do you determine acceleration given the mass and time?

If a mass is released anywhere near the earth's surface, then it's acceleration toward the Earth is 9.8 meters (32.2 feet) per second2 . That's the acceleration due to gravity near the Earth. It doesn't change, it doesn't depend on the mass, and it doesn't matter how much time has passed since you dropped it. If the object's acceleration is anything different from that number, that's the effect of air on the falling object, and… Read More

### Earth had twice the present mass. Assume the properties stay the same. What would the acceleration of the more massive Earth due to the Sun compared to the present acceleration of earth from the Sun?

The acceleration of one mass toward another one on account of gravity doesn't depend on the mass of the smaller one. That's why all objects fall to earth with the same acceleration. The size of an object's orbit around a large mass doesn't depend on the smaller object's mass either. That's why a space-walking astronaut and the Space Shuttle that his pajamas are stored in for later can stay in the same orbit without flying… Read More

### What is the weight of a sphere?

The answer will depend on what the sphere is made of and where it is weighed. But regardless of the substance and the planet it's on, you can always be sure that it weighs (4/3) x (pi) x (Radius)3 x (density of the substance) x (local acceleration of gravity).

### What does the direction of acceleration depend upon?

The direction of acceleration is the cumulative total result of all the forces acting on an object.

### Does the period of simple pendulum depend on the mass of the bob?

Not in the theoretical world, in the practical world: just a very little. The period is determined primarily by the length of the pendulum. If the rod is not a very small fraction of the mass of the bob then the mass center of the rod will have to be taken into account when calculating the "length" of the pendulum.

### How does length and initial angle affect the period in a simple pendulum?

The longer the pendulum is, the greater the period of each swing. If you increase the length four times, you will double the period. It is hard to notice, but the period of a pendulum does depend on the angle of oscillation. For small angles, the period is constant and depends only on the length of the pendulum. As the angle of oscillation (amplitude) is increased, additional factors of a Taylor approximation become important. (T=2*pi*sqrt(L/g)[1+theta^2/16+...]… Read More

### How fast would a 75 kilo male fall from 12000 feet?

The acceleration of an object that falls from a certain height does not depend on its mass, in an ideal condition with no air resistance. The value of acceleration is the acceleration due to gravity, which is 9.81 m s-2. <><><><><> However, in this case, air resistance is going to matter. 12000 feet is high enough for the person to accelerate to what we call terminal velocity. Terminal velocity is the velocity where the force… Read More

### What does the prefix pend mean?

Pend means hang. ( pending,pendulum,pendant,impending,depend,pendulous,suspend)