Gravity Data Source
I am looking for "acceleration due to gravity". my phsyics
teacher told us to look for "acceleration due ot gravity" or
"gravimetry". we need to find the gravitational pull of Rockville, MD. i
have looked everywhere!!!!! please help!!!!!!!!
Here are two URL's that might help:
The gravity section of the National Geophysical Data Center web pages.
The US Geological Survey web page
The Handbook of Chemistry and Physics has the information you are
for. Keywords are Virtual Gravity and acceleration by geometric
The CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics is the ultimate book for this
type of information.
---Nathan A. Unterman
angela: sorry, but I did not even know that they published the precise
gravity of a city....what I do know is that if you are in the mountains, the
gravitational pull on you is less -- so you are 'lighter'. If you were in a
valley, the pull would be more -- so you would be 'heavy'. The accepted
value for 'g' is 9.8 meters per second-squared. You might try going to
www.nsf.org (the National Science Foundation) and search from there. Good
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