Study of Acceleration due to Gravity (g) at Sokoto metropolis of Sokoto state, Nigeria

Authors

  • S. Abdullahi Department of Physics Usmanu Danfodiyo university Sokoto, Nigeria
  • R. Sani Department of Physics Usmanu Danfodiyo university Sokoto, Nigeria

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.7324/IJERAT.2018.3186

Keywords:

Acceleration Due To Gravity, Sokoto, Kater Reversible Pendulum, Newton’s Law of Gravitation, Modern Gravity Meters.

Abstract

Gravity method was reportedly the first geophysical technique to be used in oil and gas exploration. Despite being eclipsed by seismology, it has continued to be important in a number of exploration areas. Gravity method is being used in mining applications to map subsurface geology and to directly calculate ore reserves for some massive sulphide ore-bodies. There is also a modest increase in the use of gravity techniques in specialized investigations for shallow targets. Acceleration due to gravity, g, of 7 different locations within Sokoto metropolis of Sokoto state Nigeria was determined using a Kater reversible pendulum.  The measured acceleration due to gravity ranges from 9.791 to 9.813 m/s2.

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Abdullahi, S. ., & Sani, R. . (2018). Study of Acceleration due to Gravity (g) at Sokoto metropolis of Sokoto state, Nigeria. International Journal of Engineering Research and Advanced Technology (ijerat) (E-ISSN 2454-6135) DOI: 10.31695/IJERAT, 4(2), 12–17. https://doi.org/10.7324/IJERAT.2018.3186