If the radius of the earth shrinks by 1%, then for acceleration due to gravity, there would be:
1. No change at the poles
2. No change at the equator
3. Maximum change at the equator
4. Equal change at all locations

Subtopic: Â Gravitational Field |Â Acceleration due to Gravity |
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AIPMT - 1999
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Rohini satellite is at a height of $$500$$ km and Insat-B is at a height of $$3600$$ km from the surface of the earth. The relation between their orbital velocity ($$v_R,~v_i$$) is:

1. $$v_R>v_i$$

2. $$v_R<v_i$$

3. $$v_R=v_i$$

4. No relation

Subtopic: Â Orbital velocity |
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AIPMT - 1999
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For moon, its mass is $$\frac{1}{81}$$ of Earth's mass and its diameter is $$\frac{1}{3.7}$$ of Earth's diameter. If acceleration due to gravity at Earth's surface is $$9.8$$ m/${s}^{2}$, then at the moon, its value is:

 1 $$2.86$$ m/s2 2 $$1.65$$ m/s2 3 $$8.65$$ m/s2 4 $$5.16$$ m/s2
Subtopic: Â Acceleration due to Gravity |
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AIPMT - 1999
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When a body of weight 72 N moves from the surface of the Earth at a height half of the radius of the earth, then the gravitational force exerted on it will be:

1. 36 N

2. 32 N

3. 144 N

4. 50 N

Subtopic: Â Acceleration due to Gravity |
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AIPMT - 2000
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For a planet having mass equal to the mass of the earth but radius equal to one-fourth of the radius of the earth, its escape velocity will be:
 1 $$11.2$$ km/s 2 $$22.4$$ km/s 3 $$5.6$$ km/s 4 $$44.8$$ km/s
Subtopic: Â Escape velocity |
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AIPMT - 2000
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With what velocity should a particle be projected so that its height becomes equal to the radius of the earth?

1.  ${\left(\frac{GM}{R}\right)}^{1/2}$

2. ${\left(\frac{8GM}{R}\right)}^{1/2}$

3.  ${\left(\frac{2GM}{R}\right)}^{1/2}$

4.  ${\left(\frac{4GM}{R}\right)}^{1/2}$

Subtopic: Â Gravitational Potential Energy |
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AIPMT - 2001
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If a body of mass m placed on the earth's surface is taken to a height of h = 3R, then the change in gravitational potential energy is:

1. $\frac{\mathrm{mgR}}{4}$

2. $\frac{2}{3}\mathrm{mgR}$

3. $\frac{3}{4}\mathrm{mgR}$

4. $\frac{\mathrm{mgR}}{2}$

Subtopic: Â Gravitational Potential Energy |
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AIPMT - 2002
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The acceleration due to gravity on planet $$A$$ is $$9$$ times the acceleration due to gravity on planet $$B$$. A man jumps to a height of $$2$$ m on the surface of $$A$$. What is the height of a jump by the same person on planet $$B$$?
 1 $$\frac{2}{9}$$ m 2 $$18$$ m 3 $$6$$ m 4 $$\frac{2}{3}$$ m
Subtopic: Â Acceleration due to Gravity |
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AIPMT - 2003
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Two spheres of masses $$m$$ and $$M$$ are situated in air and the gravitational force between them is $$F.$$ If the space around the masses is filled with a liquid of specific density $$3,$$ the gravitational force will become:
1. $$3F$$
2. $$F$$
3. $$F/3$$
4. $$F/9$$

Subtopic: Â Newton's Law of Gravitation |
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AIPMT - 2003
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The density of a newly discovered planet is twice that of the earth. The acceleration due to gravity at the surface of the planet is equal to that at the surface of the earth. If the radius of the earth is $$R,$$ the radius of the planet would be:

 1 $$4R$$ 2 $$\frac{1}{4}R$$ 3 $$\frac{1}{2}R$$ 4 $$2R$$
Subtopic: Â Acceleration due to Gravity |
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AIPMT - 2004
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