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5: Gravitational Field and Potential

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    This chapter deals with the calculation of gravitational fields and potentials in the vicinity of various shapes and sizes of massive bodies. The reader who has studied electrostatics will recognize that this is all just a repeat of what he or she already knows.

    Thumbnail: Gravitational field lines around the Earth. (Public Domain; Sjlegg).


    5: Gravitational Field and Potential is shared under a CC BY-NC 4.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Jeremy Tatum via source content that was edited to conform to the style and standards of the LibreTexts platform; a detailed edit history is available upon request.

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