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Gravitational field

  1. Jan 10, 2015 #1
    HEy what is uniform and non-uniform gravitational field...............
     
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  3. Jan 10, 2015 #2

    Nugatory

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    Uniform: it's the same everywhere (more precisely, the variations from point to point are small enough to ignore)
    Non-uniform: it's not the same everywhere.
     
  4. Jan 10, 2015 #3
    I think we need to precisely define first different ways of being uniform like isotropy,homogeneity etc.
    Earth has a radial field diminishing in strength,but can be considered uniform around a point locally.
     
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