# NCERT CLASS IX - Science Textbook Chapter 10 - Gravitation What do you mean by acceleration due to gravity?

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The accelaration produced in the motion by a falling body under the influence of gravitational attraction of earth is called the accelaration due to gravity
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Acceleration due to gravity is the ratio between the weight of a body and its mass.

g = W / m

Acceleration due to gravity = acceleration in the vertically downward direction of a body which is freely falling from above the surface of Earth  towards the center of Earth.

Newtons' universal law of gravitation:  F  =  G M  m / R²

where F = force of attraction on mass m due to Earth
M = mass of Earth
m = mass of a body on the surface of Earth