1
You visited us 1 times! Enjoying our articles? Unlock Full Access!
Question

# The gravitational force with which a body is attracted towards the earth is?

A
The same at all the places on earth's surface
No worries! Weâ€˜ve got your back. Try BYJUâ€˜S free classes today!
B
Minimum at the equator and maximum at the poles
Right on! Give the BNAT exam to get a 100% scholarship for BYJUS courses
C
Maximum at the equator and minimum at the poles
No worries! Weâ€˜ve got your back. Try BYJUâ€˜S free classes today!
D
Independent of the place on the earth's surface
No worries! Weâ€˜ve got your back. Try BYJUâ€˜S free classes today!
Open in App
Solution

## The correct option is B Minimum at the equator and maximum at the polesGravitational force with which a body is attracted towards earth is minimum at equator and maximum at poles because there are factor.1) Radius of equator As earth is flattered at the pole, radius of the equator is greater than radius of the pole. Since gravity if inversely proportional to the radius. The factor reduces not gravity at equator compared to poles.2) Centrifugal force - at equator centrifugal force acts outward opposite to direction of force of gravity which acts center of the earth. Thus again reducing gravity at center centrifugal force at pole is zero.3) Mass - As Earth has more mass at equator, Particular force increases gravity at equator.

Suggest Corrections
0
Join BYJU'S Learning Program
Related Videos
Variation in g
PHYSICS
Watch in App
Join BYJU'S Learning Program