Mars has a mass of 6.46 x 10^23 kg and a radius of 3.39 x 10^6 m. What is the acceleration due to gravity on Mars and how much would a 65 kg person weigh on this planet?

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This solution contains step-by-step calculations to determine the acceleration due to gravity of a person on Mars using Newton's Law of Gravitation.

We will use the falling-ball simulation (Background: University of Oregon, n.d.) to calculate the acceleration of gravity on the Earth, Moon, and Mars.
The most general equation for displacement is:
s = s0 + V0t + (1/2)at2
Where:
s = displacement after time t
s0 = initial displacement (location at t = 0)
V0 = initia

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