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Homework Help: Gravitational Field Difference on body near a black hole.

  1. Dec 5, 2009 #1
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    This is not a homework problem per se, but more of boredom, and curiosity. I was trying to calculate the gravitational field difference on a human body if it were near a black hole. Used newtons universal law of gravitation, and such, and got my numbers. Despite the numbers I got, it just does not seem like a HUGE difference than what I had imagined. Might I have did something wrong? I have attached my writeup on the subject with all the work and calculations done. See what you think. Thanks!
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  3. Dec 5, 2009 #2


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    1020 Newtons? Seems like a huge difference to me! Remember that people were pulled apart during the Middle Ages using much less force than that. In fact, that's probably a larger force than you'd find pretty much anywhere on Earth.

    P.S. It would be much appreciated if you didn't post attachments in MS Word format.
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2009
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