is gravity and gravitation the same?

Asked by okhadeswati | 6th Jun, 2008, 03:43: PM

Expert Answer:

The terms gravity and gravitation are often used to explain the same thing, but there is a definite difference between the two.

Gravitation is the attractive force existing between any two objects that have mass. The force of gravitation pulls objects together.

Gravity is the gravitational force that occurs between the earth and other bodies. Gravity is the force acting to pull objects toward the earth.

Answered by  | 6th Jun, 2008, 05:43: PM

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