Fig. 1 Distance versus distance traveled |

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Distance-traveled inNewton's 2nd Law (F = m a) |

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Fig. 2 Weight is conceptually static |

No, you have merely increased your force. What you have to do is cut back on your acceleration. I suggest you move to the equator to increase your distance from the center of the Earth. |

Ooooh, Newt! Look at all that weight I gained over the weekend. I gotta cut back on the pizza! |

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A mathematician doesn't know the difference between weight and force! |

Distance in thegravitational equation (F = G m1 m2 / d²) |

1. Distance is static2. Distance is 'between' 2 objects 3. Each frame in the movie depicts a static distance 4. Distance decreases (d1, d2, d3) when acceleration increases 5. Distance is towards the other object. 6. Distance is a measure of weight (w) 7. Force increases when distance decreases. |

1. 'Distance' is dynamic2. Distance is 'traveled' by 1 object 3. Each frame in the movie is a cross- section of the itinerary of one object4. Distance increases (d1, d2, d3) when acceleration increases 5. Distance-traveled is away from an unspecified object. 6. Distance is a measure of velocity (v) 7. Force increases when distance increases. |

The morons of Mathematics call weight a 'force'. However,a force is a dynamic parameter. Force is defined as a pushor pull. The object will necessarily change locations. Pursuant to Newton's 2nd Law of motion, force involves acceleration (F=ma). In contrast, weight is conceptually static. Weight is location-specific and must not involve motion. An asteroid has weight irrespective of measurement or observers. It has a different weight at different distances from Earth irrespective of whether an idiot of Mathematics takes a measurement or not. If a box is located closer to the center of Earth, it weighs more than if it is located farther from Earth. This is strictly a conceptual issue and not one of measurement. |

We should be able to depict weight in a still image. We should not need to watch a movie.Newton's 2nd Law (F=ma) cannot be used to calculate weight. It is his Universal Law (static tension as opposed to force) which depicts weight. The question is whether it is possible to illustrate such a mechanism in the real world (i.e., instantaneous action at a distance). I answer this question on page 3 of this module. |