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Deformable uniform material 
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Aug714, 11:07 AM

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Consider a piece of a deformable material with mass m and constant density [itex] \rho [/itex]. To what shape should we deform it so that its gravitational field is maximum in a given point?



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Aug714, 06:49 PM

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This looks a bit like homework, so I'll start with a hint: for the best shape, every point on the surface will contribute the same to the gravitational field strength (I guess field strength is meant, not potential).



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Aug814, 09:01 AM

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This isn't a homework, because I have no idea what to do about it!!!
I should say that just naming a shape isn't enough, the equation of the shape should be derived somehow! 


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Aug814, 09:20 AM

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Deformable uniform material



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