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anonymous
 4 years ago
Explain gravitational potential..
anonymous
 4 years ago
Explain gravitational potential..

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UnkleRhaukus
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1the higher the object is the more work it could do if it fell to the surface ,

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0and also explain the derivation of the formula dw:1344609658778:dw

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@UnkleRhaukus : man i am not asking about childish definition .....

UnkleRhaukus
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1what is \(\gamma\)

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1344609720428:dw

hba
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Gravitational potential energy is energy an object possesses because of its position in a gravitational field.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i need gravitational potential not Gravitational potential energy

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i know that it is the amount of work done for an object to move from infinity to a certain distance within a gravitational field

UnkleRhaukus
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1\[G.P.=U=mgh=mg\gamma\]

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0and the gravitational field is non uniform ...

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0all i wanted to know was why is gravitational potential always negative and not positive

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i guess its because the work is not done ..... actually the energy is extracted

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0at infinite distance ... gravitational potential =0 and then when we move away from infinity the gravitational potential becomes negative

hba
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0From the work done against the gravity force in bringing a mass in from infinity where the potential energy is assigned the value zero, the expression for gravitational potential energy is negative

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0it is the work done by an exterrnal force(lets say me) to bring a body from infinity(0 potential) to that point of interest since always we are doing work in the direction of gravitational force it can also be written in its terms but the the ve work part comes here as we are bringing it from infinity the math of getting ve sign:while integrating GM/r^2 the r^2 brings ve sign the physics behind ve sign:the force is one of attraction(binding the bodies) to appreciate this concept consider moving a body from A TO B (higher potential to lower potential) then u will get potential energy difference=UfUi=vedw:1344612622588:dw that circle is earth

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The difference between 'Gravitational Potential' and 'Gravitational potential Energy' is that there is no reference to the testmass in the former. So, if you derive it using work done by the gravitational force, you will end up first with the GpE: GpE = \(G\Large \frac{mM}{r}\) Then GP = GpE/m =\(\Large\frac {GM}{r}\)
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