? asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 10 years ago

what are factors that can affect 'k' in the inverse square law?

I= K x (1/d^2)

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  • 10 years ago
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    K is everything but distance. It depends on what the quantity on the left hand side represents.

    If you're talking about gravitational force, K includes the masses of the objects.

    If you're talking about strength of a radio signal or light intensity, K includes the original radiated power.

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  • 10 years ago

    K is a constant it doesnt change.

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