Acceleration of Gravity
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Acceleration of Gravity (symbol g)
- By the International Gravity Formula,
<math>g = 978.0495 [1 + 0.0052892 sin<sup>2</sup>(p) - 0.0000073 sin<sup>2</sup> (2p)] </math>
centimeters per second squared at sea level at latitude p. See gravity.
- The standard value of gravity, or normal gravity, g, is defined as g
<math><sub>o</sub></math>=980.665
centimeters per second squared, or 32.1741 feet per second squared. This value corresponds closely to the International Gravity Formula value of g at 45° latitude at sea level.
References
This article is based on NASA's Dictionary of Technical Terms for Aerospace Use