# Standard gravity, Linenar acceleration

Standard gravity, or **standard acceleration due to free fall**, symbol **g _{n}**, is the nominal acceleration of an object in a vacuum near the surface of the Earth. It is defined as precisely 9.80665 m/s

^{2}. The acceleration of a body near the surface of the Earth is due to the combined effects of gravity and centrifugal acceleration; the total (the apparent gravity) is about 0.5 percent greater at the poles than at the equator.Read more

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