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Measuring Gravity at the Surface of the Earth
How can you measure the acceleration due to gravity at the Earth's surface? Drop an object from a known height and measure the time it takes to hit the ground. Then use the formula for a falling object,
, to calculate
.
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Sarah Lichtblau
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