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ⓘ Gravitational constant. The gravitational constant, called G {\displaystyle G} in physics equations, is an empirical physical constant. It is used to show the f ..




Gravitational constant
                                     

ⓘ Gravitational constant

The gravitational constant, called G {\displaystyle G} in physics equations, is an empirical physical constant. It is used to show the force between two objects caused by gravity. The gravitational constant appears in Isaac Newtons universal law of gravitation.

G {\displaystyle G} is about 6.674 30 × 10 −11 N⋅m 2 /kg 2, and is denoted by letter G {\displaystyle G}.

It usually appears in Sir Isaac Newtons law of universal gravitation, and in Albert Einsteins general theory of relativity. It is also known as the universal gravitational constant, Newtons constant, and colloquially as Big G. It should not be confused with "small g" g, which is the local gravitational field of the Earth equivalent to the free-fall acceleration.

                                     
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