Although gravitation is no longer on the AAMC's list for the new MCAT, the comparison and contrast of gravitational force with electrostatic force is so helpful to understanding that the subject remains as a supplemental chapter in this course. Both electrostatic force and gravitation are inverse square law forces. There are many important similarities in problem solving between gravitation and the electrostatic force. Learning a bit about gravitation will lay some important groundwork for understanding and modelling force and energy relationships. For many students, this will make electrostatics more accessible.
Conceptual Vocabulary Self-Test
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Conceptual Vocabulary for Gravitation