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Magnitude of the maximum gravitational force 
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Feb110, 02:50 PM

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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
A bowling ball (mass = 5.9 kg, radius = 0.11 m) and a billiard ball (mass = 0.36 kg, radius = 0.028 m) may each be treated as uniform spheres. What is the magnitude of the maximum gravitational force that each can exert on the other? 2. Relevant equations F=Gm1m2/r^2 3. The attempt at a solution 6.67*10^11*5.9*.36/(.11+.028)^2 = 7.43913043 × 10^9 N right? 


#2
Feb110, 02:58 PM

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Right. altough I don't think the minus sign is right.



#3
Feb110, 03:01 PM

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but that's the minus sign from the formula isn't it?



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Feb110, 03:38 PM

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Magnitude of the maximum gravitational force



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