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Gravitational constant G.

  1. Jul 21, 2010 #1
    why does the meduim does not affects gravitational constant "G"
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Jul 21, 2010 #2
    I think you are asking about some sort of attenuation effect on gravity passing through a medium (like speed of light through glass)?

    We wouldn't be able to tell if it did. It's incredibly weak so any effects would be virtually undetectable.
     
  4. Jul 21, 2010 #3
    If you are comparing it to the dielectric susceptibility, then there is a similar effect of course. Gravitation will move objects so objects even further away will experience a modified attraction due to the rearrangement of objects.

    But this is no negative gravitation, so you don't get the equivalent of the polarisation effect for dielectrics.
     
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