## anonymous 3 years ago Is gravitational field strength and gravity one and the same? Can we use them interchangeably?

1. anonymous

No, Gravitational field strength is the magnitude of Gravitational force at a particular point, at a particular instant while Gravity is the term we use to refer to gravitational force, in General

2. anonymous

no you can't they have particular places of application

3. anonymous

@TairunRaina Quote: "Gravitational field strength is the magnitude of Gravitational force" Gravitational field is NOT a force; it is the ration of a force by a mass.

4. anonymous

$F=\frac{MmG}{r^2}$$Field_G=\frac{MG}{r^2}$They re in the same direction, that is inwards to the body

5. anonymous

But their VALUES on earth remain the same right? That is 9.81 ?