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## Why is gravitational force the only attractive force?

Why is gravity only an attractive force? **Because mass is always positive**. There are different notions of mass, but they’re equivalent. There are two distinct notions of mass: gravitational and inertial.

## Which is only attractive force in nature?

**The gravitational force** is the mutual forces between any two bodies of the universe. It is always attractive in nature.

## Is gravitational force an attractive force?

Gravitational force -an attractive force that **exists between all objects with mass**; an object with mass attracts another object with mass; the magnitude of the force is directly proportional to the masses of the two objects and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between the two objects.

## Is the gravitational force attractive or repulsive?

Both in the Newton theory of gravitation and in the General Theory of Relativity the gravitational force is exclusively attractive one. However, the quantization of gravity shows that the gravitational forces **can also be repulsive** [3].

## Is gravitational force conservative?

If the work done by a force depends only on initial and final positions, not on the path between them, the force is called a conservative force. Gravity force is **“a” conservative force**. “Spring force” is another conservative force.

## Which force is both attractive and repulsive in nature?

**Electromagnetism** is both an attractive and repulsive force between particles with a property called charge, which come in two varieties – positive and negative.

## Why are gravitational interactions attractive?

Formative Assessment

Gravitational interactions **are always attractive and depend on the masses of interacting objects**. There is a gravitational force between any two masses, but it is very small except when one or both of the objects have large mass.

## What is the gravitational force between two objects attractive at large distances only?

Newton’s Law of Gravitation tells that gravitational attractive force between two objects is **directly proportional to the product of the masses and inversely proportional to the square of the separation distance**.