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Would it work to refer to g as gravitational field strength? Computing
I have taken to telling my students to "watch their language" when they use
such phrases. Little g is more properly called the local gravitational
constant, and it has a value of 9.8 N/kg, not 9.8m/s^2.
gravitational force as mg seems exactly analogous to computing electrical
force as qE.
Stanley J. McCaslin