Universal Gravitation - Questions

The Universal Gravitation Concept Builder is comprised of 48 questions. The questions are divided into 16 different question groups. Questions in the same group are rather similar to one another. The Concept Builder is coded to select at random a question from each group until a student is successful with that group of questions.

There are three different activities that can be engaged in through the Concept Builder. Those three activities are differentiated as follows:
 
  • Mass Attraction: Groups 1-5 Effect of Object Mass on Gravitational Force
  • Diluted by Distance: Groups 6-10 Effect of Separation Distance on Gravitational Force
  • Putting it All Together: Groups 11-16 Effect of Object Mass and Separation Distanceon Gravitational Force

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Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation
 
 
Activity 1: The Mass Attraction
Question Group 1
 
Question 1
Objects 1 and 2 attract each other with a gravitational force of 18.0 units. If the mass of Object 1 is doubled, then the new gravitational force will be _____ units.
 
Question 2
Objects 1 and 2 attract each other with a gravitational force of 36.0 units. If the mass of Object 1 is doubled, then the new gravitational force will be _____ units.
 
Question 3
Objects 1 and 2 attract each other with a gravitational force of 72.0 units. If the mass of Object 1 is doubled, then the new gravitational force will be _____ units.
 
 
 
 
Question Group 2
 
Question 4
Objects 1 and 2 attract each other with a gravitational force of 18.0 units. If the mass of Object 2 is tripled, then the new gravitational force will be _____ units.
 
Question 5
Objects 1 and 2 attract each other with a gravitational force of 36.0 units. If the mass of Object 2 is tripled, then the new gravitational force will be _____ units.
 
Question 6
Objects 1 and 2 attract each other with a gravitational force of 72.0 units. If the mass of Object 2 is tripled, then the new gravitational force will be _____ units.
 
 
 
 
Question Group 3
 
Question 7
Objects 1 and 2 attract each other with a gravitational force of 18.0 units. If the mass of Object 1 is halved, then the new gravitational force will be _____ units.
 
Question 8
Objects 1 and 2 attract each other with a gravitational force of 36.0 units. If the mass of Object 1 is halved, then the new gravitational force will be _____ units.
 
Question 9
Objects 1 and 2 attract each other with a gravitational force of 72.0 units. If the mass of Object 1 is halved, then the new gravitational force will be _____ units.
 
 
 
 
Question Group 4
 
Question 10
Objects 1 and 2 attract each other with a gravitational force of 18.0 units. If the mass of Object 1 is doubled AND the mass of object 2 is tripled, then the new gravitational force will be _____ units.
 
Question 11
Objects 1 and 2 attract each other with a gravitational force of 36.0 units. If the mass of Object 1 is doubled AND the mass of object 2 is tripled, then the new gravitational force will be _____ units.
 
Question 12
Objects 1 and 2 attract each other with a gravitational force of 72.0 units. If the mass of Object 1 is doubled AND the mass of object 2 is tripled, then the new gravitational force will be _____ units.
 
 
 
 
Question Group 5
 
Question 13
Objects 1 and 2 attract each other with a gravitational force of 18.0 units. If the mass of Object 1 is halved AND the mass of object 2 is tripled, then the new gravitational force will be _____ units.
 
Question 14
Objects 1 and 2 attract each other with a gravitational force of 36.0 units. If the mass of Object 1 is halved AND the mass of object 2 is tripled, then the new gravitational force will be _____ units.
 
Question 15
Objects 1 and 2 attract each other with a gravitational force of 72.0 units. If the mass of Object 1 is halved AND the mass of object 2 is tripled, then the new gravitational force will be _____ units.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Activity 2: Diluted by Distance
Question Group 6
 
Question 16
Objects 1 and 2 attract each other with a gravitational force of 18.0 units. If the distance separating Objects 1 and 2 is doubled, then the new gravitational force will be _____ units.
 
Question 17
Objects 1 and 2 attract each other with a gravitational force of 36.0 units. If the distance separating Objects 1 and 2 is doubled, then the new gravitational force will be _____ units.
 
Question 18
Objects 1 and 2 attract each other with a gravitational force of 72.0 units. If the distance separating Objects 1 and 2 is doubled, then the new gravitational force will be _____ units.
 
 
 
 
Question Group 7
 
Question 19
Objects 1 and 2 attract each other with a gravitational force of 18.0 units. If the distance separating Objects 1 and 2 is tripled, then the new gravitational force will be _____ units.
 
Question 20
Objects 1 and 2 attract each other with a gravitational force of 36.0 units. If the distance separating Objects 1 and 2 is tripled, then the new gravitational force will be _____ units.
 
Question 21
Objects 1 and 2 attract each other with a gravitational force of 72.0 units. If the distance separating Objects 1 and 2 is tripled, then the new gravitational force will be _____ units.
 
 
 
 
Question Group 8
 
Question 22
Objects 1 and 2 attract each other with a gravitational force of 18.0 units. If the distance separating Objects 1 and 2 is changed to one-half the original value (i.e., halved), then the new gravitational force will be _____ units.
 
Question 23
Objects 1 and 2 attract each other with a gravitational force of 36.0 units. If the distance separating Objects 1 and 2 is changed to one-half the original value (i.e., halved), then the new gravitational force will be _____ units.
 
Question 24
Objects 1 and 2 attract each other with a gravitational force of 72.0 units. If the distance separating Objects 1 and 2 is changed to one-half the original value (i.e., halved), then the new gravitational force will be _____ units.
 
 
 
 
Question Group 9
 
Question 25
Objects 1 and 2 attract each other with a gravitational force of 18.0 units. If the distance separating Objects 1 and 2 is changed to one-third the original value, then the new gravitational force will be _____ units.
 
Question 26
Objects 1 and 2 attract each other with a gravitational force of 36.0 units. If the distance separating Objects 1 and 2 is changed to one-third the original value, then the new gravitational force will be _____ units.
 
Question 27
Objects 1 and 2 attract each other with a gravitational force of 72.0 units. If the distance separating Objects 1 and 2 is changed to one-third the original value, then the new gravitational force will be _____ units.
 
 
 
 
Question Group 10
 
Question 28
Objects 1 and 2 attract each other with a gravitational force of 18.0 units. If the distance separating Objects 1 and 2 is changed to four times the original value (i.e., quadrupled), then the new gravitational force will be _____ units.
 
Question 29
Objects 1 and 2 attract each other with a gravitational force of 36.0 units. If the distance separating Objects 1 and 2 is changed to four times the original value (i.e., quadrupled), then the new gravitational force will be _____ units.
 
Question 30
Objects 1 and 2 attract each other with a gravitational force of 72.0 units. If the distance separating Objects 1 and 2 is changed to four times the original value (i.e., quadrupled), then the new gravitational force will be _____ units.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Activity 3: Putting it All Together
Question Group 11
 
Question 31
Objects 1 and 2 attract each other with a gravitational force of 18.0 units. If the mass of Object 1 is doubled AND the distance separating Objects 1 and 2 is tripled, then the new gravitational force will be _____ units.
 
Question 32
Objects 1 and 2 attract each other with a gravitational force of 36.0 units. If the mass of Object 1 is doubled AND the distance separating Objects 1 and 2 is tripled, then the new gravitational force will be _____ units.
 
Question 33
Objects 1 and 2 attract each other with a gravitational force of 72.0 units. If the mass of Object 1 is doubled AND the distance separating Objects 1 and 2 is tripled, then the new gravitational force will be _____ units.
 
 
 
 
Question Group 12
 
Question 34
Objects 1 and 2 attract each other with a gravitational force of 18.0 units. If the mass of Object 2 is tripled AND the distance separating Objects 1 and 2 is doubled, then the new gravitational force will be _____ units.
 
Question 35
Objects 1 and 2 attract each other with a gravitational force of 36.0 units. If the mass of Object 2 is tripled AND the distance separating Objects 1 and 2 is doubled, then the new gravitational force will be _____ units.
 
Question 36
Objects 1 and 2 attract each other with a gravitational force of 72.0 units. If the mass of Object 2 is tripled AND the distance separating Objects 1 and 2 is doubled, then the new gravitational force will be _____ units.
 
 
 
 
Question Group 13
 
Question 37
Objects 1 and 2 attract each other with a gravitational force of 18.0 units. If the mass of Object 1 is doubled AND the distance separating Objects 1 and 2 is doubled, then the new gravitational force will be _____ units.
 
Question 38
Objects 1 and 2 attract each other with a gravitational force of 36.0 units. If the mass of Object 1 is doubled AND the distance separating Objects 1 and 2 is doubled, then the new gravitational force will be _____ units.
 
Question 39
Objects 1 and 2 attract each other with a gravitational force of 72.0 units. If the mass of Object 1 is doubled AND the distance separating Objects 1 and 2 is doubled, then the new gravitational force will be _____ units.
 
 
 
 
Question Group 14
 
Question 40
Objects 1 and 2 attract each other with a gravitational force of 18.0 units. If the mass of Object 1 is doubled AND the mass of object 2 is tripled AND the distance separating Objects 1 and 2 is halved, then the new gravitational force will be _____ units.
 
Question 41
Objects 1 and 2 attract each other with a gravitational force of 36.0 units. If the mass of Object 1 is doubled AND the mass of object 2 is tripled AND the distance separating Objects 1 and 2 is halved, then the new gravitational force will be _____ units.
 
Question 42
Objects 1 and 2 attract each other with a gravitational force of 72.0 units. If the mass of Object 1 is doubled AND the mass of object 2 is tripled AND the distance separating Objects 1 and 2 is halved, then the new gravitational force will be _____ units.
 
 
 
 
Question Group 15
 
Question 43
Objects 1 and 2 attract each other with a gravitational force of 18.0 units. If the mass of Object 1 is one-third the original value AND the mass of object 2 is doubled AND the distance separating Objects 1 and 2 is doubled, then the new gravitational force will be _____ units.
 
Question 44
Objects 1 and 2 attract each other with a gravitational force of 36.0 units. If the mass of Object 1 is one-third the original value AND the mass of object 2 is doubled AND the distance separating Objects 1 and 2 is doubled, then the new gravitational force will be _____ units.
 
Question 45
Objects 1 and 2 attract each other with a gravitational force of 72.0 units. If the mass of Object 1 is one-third the original value AND the mass of object 2 is doubled AND the distance separating Objects 1 and 2 is doubled, then the new gravitational force will be _____ units.
 
 
 
 
Question Group 16
 
Question 46
Objects 1 and 2 attract each other with a gravitational force of 18.0 units. If the mass of Object 1 is one-fourth the original value AND the mass of object 2 is tripled AND the distance separating Objects 1 and 2 is halved, then the new gravitational force will be _____ units.
 
Question 47
Objects 1 and 2 attract each other with a gravitational force of 36.0 units. If the mass of Object 1 is one-fourth the original value AND the mass of object 2 is tripled AND the distance separating Objects 1 and 2 is halved, then the new gravitational force will be _____ units.
 
Question 48
Objects 1 and 2 attract each other with a gravitational force of 72.0 units. If the mass of Object 1 is one-fourth the original value AND the mass of object 2 is tripled AND the distance separating Objects 1 and 2 is halved, then the new gravitational force will be _____ units.
 
 



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