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## What is the force of attraction between two objects?

**Gravitational force** -an attractive force that exists between all objects with mass; an object with mass attracts another object with mass; the magnitude of the force is directly proportional to the masses of the two objects and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between the two objects.

## Is weight a force of attraction between all objects?

Weight is a **force that acts at all times on all objects near Earth**. The Earth pulls on all objects with a force of gravity downward toward the center of the Earth.

## Is weight an attractive force?

**Gravitational force** -an attractive force that exists between all objects with mass; an object with mass attracts another object with mass; the magnitude of the force is directly proportional to the masses of the two objects and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between the two objects.

## Is weight the force of an object?

In science and engineering, the weight of an object is **the force acting on the object due to gravity**. Some standard textbooks define weight as a vector quantity, the gravitational force acting on the object. Others define weight as a scalar quantity, the magnitude of the gravitational force.

## How does weight relate to force?

The weight of an object is the force of gravity on the object and may be defined as the **mass times the acceleration of gravity, w = mg**. Since the weight is a force, its SI unit is the newton. Density is mass/volume.

## What happens to force between two objects if?

Newton’s law:- Force of attraction between any two material particles is **directly proportional to the product of masses of the particles** and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them. … When the distance between the objects is doubled then force between them is one fourth.

## Is weight directly proportional to force?

Weight is a consequence of the universal law of gravitation: any two objects, because of their masses, attract each other with a force that is **directly proportional to the product of their masses** and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them.

## Is weight and gravitational force the same?

The difference is that **weight is a consequence of the Force of gravity**. Weight is a quantity that you measure for a particular object, while gravity is a measure of how curved is the spacetime where that object is living.

## What is a weight force?

Weight is **a force acting on that matter** . Mass resists any change in the motion of objects. In physics, the term weight has a specific meaning – which is the force that acts on a mass due to gravity. Weight is measured in newtons. Mass is measured in kilograms.

## Is weight a contact force?

A **non-contact force** is a force which acts on an object without coming physically in contact with it. The most familiar non-contact force is gravity, which confers weight. In contrast a contact force is a force which acts on an object coming physically in contact with it.