# Gravitational Force Vectors

split gravitational force into x y and z componenets. Ask Question Asked 8 years 2 months ago. Active 8 years 2 months ago. Viewed 18k times 3. 2 begingroup I am writing a program for a computer science class in which I am doing an n-body simulation in 3-dimensional space. Currently I have figured out the gravitational force along the hypotenuse between two bodies. Now I have to split

In physics a force is any interaction that when unopposed will change the motion of an object. A force can cause an object with mass to change its velocity (which includes to begin moving from a state of rest) i.e. to accelerate. Force can also be described intuitively as a push or a pull.In SI base units kgmsSI unit newton (N)Other units dyne pound-force poundal kip kilopondCommon symbols F F F18.09.2010 F (G A B) r2 Where F gravitational force of attraction G Universal gravitational constant and r is the distance between the centres of mass of A and B. The easiest way to turn this equation into a vector equation is simply to multiply the right hand side by a unit vector r.In physics a gravitational field is a model used to explain the influence that a massive body extends into the space around itself producing a force on another massive body. Thus a gravitational field is used to explain gravitational phenomena and is measured in newtons per kilogram (Nkg). In its original concept gravity was a force between point masses.

The gravitational force is a force that attracts any two objects with mass. We call the gravitational force attractive because it always tries to pull masses together it never pushes them apart The force of gravity is the weakest at the equator because of the centrifugal force caused by the Earths rotation and because points on the equator are furthest from the center of the Earth. The force of gravity varies with latitude and increases from about 9.780 ms 2 at the Equator to about 9.832 ms 2