Terms & Definitions - Module 9
Match the following definitions (or descriptions) to the terms listed below them.

  1. Tides due to sun and moon partially cancel each other, resulting in lower high tides.
    1. Law of universal gravitation
    2. Inverse-square law
    3. Weightlessness
    4. Spring tide
    5. Neap tide
    6. Gravitational field
    7. Black hole
    8. Big bang

  2. In free fall, an object appears to experience no weight.
    1. Law of universal gravitation
    2. Inverse-square law
    3. Weightlessness
    4. Spring tide
    5. Neap tide
    6. Gravitational field
    7. Black hole
    8. Big bang

  3. Tides due to sun and moon reinforce each other, resulting in higher high tides.
    1. Law of universal gravitation
    2. Inverse-square law
    3. Weightlessness
    4. Spring tide
    5. Neap tide
    6. Gravitational field
    7. Black hole
    8. Big bang

  4. Intensity or force is inversely proportional to the square of the distance.
    1. Law of universal gravitation
    2. Inverse-square law
    3. Weightlessness
    4. Spring tide
    5. Neap tide
    6. Gravitational field
    7. Black hole
    8. Big bang

  5. The region of gravitational influence around a massive object. Other objects within this region feel a force of attraction towards the massive object.
    1. Law of universal gravitation
    2. Inverse-square law
    3. Weightlessness
    4. Spring tide
    5. Neap tide
    6. Gravitational field
    7. Black hole
    8. Big bang

  6. Two objects attract each other with a force that is proportional to the product of their masses, and inversely proportional to the distance between the objects.
    1. Law of universal gravitation
    2. Inverse-square law
    3. Weightlessness
    4. Spring tide
    5. Neap tide
    6. Gravitational field
    7. Black hole
    8. Big bang

  7. A big explosion that is believed to have resulted in the expanding universe. The origin or creation event of the universe.
    1. Law of universal gravitation
    2. Inverse-square law
    3. Weightlessness
    4. Spring tide
    5. Neap tide
    6. Gravitational field
    7. Black hole
    8. Big bang

  8. A region where mass is so highly concentrated that even light can not escape the gravitational field of the concentrated mass.
    1. Law of universal gravitation
    2. Inverse-square law
    3. Weightlessness
    4. Spring tide
    5. Neap tide
    6. Gravitational field
    7. Black hole
    8. Big bang


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