#### Kerala PSC General Science Book Study Materials Page 11

Book's First PagePower (P) 1 W = 1 J/s 1 kW = 103 W Rate of doing work by a body is called 1 MW = 106 W power (P). 1 Horse Power = 746 W Power (P) WorkDone(W) 1 watt second (W-s) = 1 J Time Taken(t) 1 watt hour (W-h) = 3600 J The unit of power is the joule per second 1 kilowatt hour (kW-h) = 3.6 x 106 J (J/s), known as the watt (in honor of James Watt, the eighteenth-century developer of the Steam Engine). GRAVITATION Newton"s Law of Universal Gravitation: Gravity (g) Gravitational Force It is the force that attracts a body toward Isaac Newton discovered in the 17th century the center of the earth, or toward any other that the same interaction that makes an apple physical body having mass. fall from a tree also keeps planets in orbit The gravity of Earth, denoted g, refers to around the sun. Along with his three laws of the acceleration that the Earth imparts to motion, Newton published the law of objects on or near its surface. gravitation in 1687. It can be stated as follows: Its unit is meters per second squared (in symbols, m/s2 or m·s−2) or equivalently in “Every particle of matter in the universe newtons per kilogram (N/kg or N·kg−1). attracts every other particle with a force that It has an approximate value of 9.8 m/s2, is directly proportional to the product of the which means that, ignoring the effects of masses of the particles and inversely air resistance, the speed of an object proportional to the square of the distance falling freely near the Earth"s surface will between them.” increase by about 9.8 meters (about 32.2 ft) per second every second. In mathematical terms, the law of universal gravitation may be given by So, to find the acceleration due to gravity at sea level, substitute the values of the FG m1 m2 gravitational constant, G, the Earth"s mass (in r2 kilograms), m1, and the Earth"s radius (in metres), r, to obtain the value of g: Where: m1 5.9736 1024 gG (6.6742 1011) 9.822m.s2 F is the magnitude of the gravitational force r 2 (6.37101 106 )2 between the two point masses, G is the gravitational constant or Variation in gravity (g) G (6.67428 0.00067) 1011 m3 kg1 s2 Acceleration due to gravity decreases with m1 is the mass of the first point mass, increase in height/altitude. g is maximum at poles. m2 is the mass of the second point mass, g is minimum at equator. g decreases due to rotation of earth. r is the distance between the two point masses. g decreases if angular speed of earth increases and increases in angular speed of earth decreases. 10

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