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Thanks,

Alex

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alexbib

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Thanks,

Alex

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NateTG

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Proving this wihout calculus (or developing calculus as part of the proof) is pretty daunting.

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Jonathan

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I think it's called the shell theorem, maybe you can find that on google?

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The reason is that some of the mass of the Earth is further from you than the center and some of it is closer, and the net effect balances out that way. To prove it requires vector calculus.

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drnikitin

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It is called the Gauss' theorem

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