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This is school related, but I ask it as a teacher, not a student.


The above is considered the standard form of the Universal Law Of Gravitation. However, if someone gave the following...


...except without the function notation or r-hat notation, would this count as merely derived from the Universal Law of Gravitation, or as a form of it in and of itself?

Edited by ScienceNostalgia101
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Strictly speaking, the law of gravitation is the force, but this depends on how the material was presented. If I were grading it, and had presented the law a the force equation, I would give partial credit with a small deduction (e.g. award 9 points out of 10)

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