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A Problem From Greg Egan’s “Incandescence”

The following problem was inspired by reading Greg Egan’s “Incadescence”.  Consider a body, orbiting a Schwarzschild black hole and tidelocked to it, as in figure 1 below.  The body itself has negligible mass, but due to the tidal gravity around the black hole, an observer on the body will feel “weight”.  The basic problem is […]