What is the meaning of the term "g force"? - question from Lex
The term "g force" is misleading, because a "g" is really an acceleration and not a force. We explained this
issue in more detail in a question on how g's are measured. It was here
that we explained how the effect of gravity exerts an acceleration on all objects that have mass. You and I feel
this gravitational influence on our masses as weight. But even though objects have different weights, the
acceleration due to Earth's gravitational attraction is the same for every object on our planet. This acceleration
is a constant called "g".
- answer by Aaron Brown, 15 September 2002