Deformable uniform material

  1. 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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  3. mfb

    Staff: Mentor

    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).
  4. 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!
  5. A.T.

    A.T. 6,323
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