. The value of acceleration due to gravity

A: is same on equator and poles

B: is least on poles

C: is least on equator

D: increases from pole to equator


Best Answer


The acceleration can be given by the formula

g=G M/R2 where g= acceleration,G is the gravitional constant. M is the mass of the earth.R is the distance of the surface and the centre of earth.

The acceleration is less at the equator because the distance between the surface of the earth and the centre is more than the pole .

Final Answer:

The value of the acceleration due to gravity is least on equator.

So option (C ) is correct.



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