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Is the variation in 'g' due to the rotation of Earth the same at all latitudes? 

Option: 1

 Yes, it is the same at all latitudes 



Option: 2

 No, it varies with latitude 



Option: 3

It depends on the location 



Option: 4

 It depends on the time of day.

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The acceleration due to gravity (represented by 'g') varies with latitude due to the rotation of the Earth. This variation is caused by the centrifugal force produced by the rotation of the Earth, which reduces the effective gravitational force experienced by objects at the equator. At the poles, there is no centrifugal force due to the rotation of the Earth, so the effective gravitational force is greater than at the equator. Therefore, 'g' is greater at the poles and lower at the equator. This means that 'g' varies with latitude and is not the same at all latitudes.


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