# The value of 'g' is minimum at ______

The value of ‘g’ is minimum at the equator because earth is not a perfect sphere. Its radius is maximum at the equator. Hence, according to the equation g = GM/R2, the equator is the place where g will be minimum.

### Acceleration due to gravity

The value of acceleration due to gravity is maximum at poles and minimum at the equator. The acceleration of gravity of an object is a measurable quantity. From Newton’s universal law of gravitation, its value depends on the mass of the Earth and the distance the object is from the Earth’s centre.

• The value of g is independent of the object’s mass and only depends upon location – the planet the object is on and the distance from the centre of that planet.