Question

In the formula $g = \dfrac{GM}{r^2}$, what does $G$ represent?

1. The acceleration due to gravity
2. A gravitational constant that is the same everywhere in the universe
3. A gravitational constant that is inversely proportional to the radius
4. The factor by which you multiply the inertial mass to obtain the gravitational mass

(b)

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# OpenStax College Physics Solution, Chapter 6, Problem 3 (Test Prep for AP® Courses) (0:12)

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This is College Physics Answers with Shaun Dychko. This capital G is the universal gravitational constant, that is presumed to be the same everywhere in the universe.