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Calculate the Mass of The Earth

Links to Course Competencies

This RWLO could be applied in the following courses: Physical Science Concepts (PHY 111 at MCCC), other Physics Courses, Astronomy Courses, and others. Specifically, this RWLO meets the following course objectives:


  • The student will be able to quantitatively discuss circular motion, centrifugal and centripetal forces in circular motion,
  • Define acceleration and perform simple calculations to find acceleration
  • State Newton’s three Laws of Motion and explain each,
    use Newton’s Second (the equation F = ma) and Third Laws of Motion.
  • Define force and give its units
  • Write and use Newton’s Law of Universal Gravitation, use this in conjunction with Newton’s Second Law of Motion,
  • Describe the differences and relationship between mass, weight, and force.