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Gravitational fields

  1. Nov 14, 2005 #1
    :cry: can someone please explain and/or elaborate on:
    the factors that influence the force exerted by the gravitational field on a large object to another object??
    o:) appreciate it~~`~
     
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  3. Nov 14, 2005 #2

    Tide

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    What thoughts have you had about it?
     
  4. Nov 15, 2005 #3
    honestly ...nothing much.....
    i'm wondering if there's anything else i should refer to beside the distance and the weight of the objects
     
  5. Nov 15, 2005 #4

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    Risaka-
    "honestly ...nothing much.....
    i'm wondering if there's anything else i should refer to beside the distance and the weight of the objects"

    You mean distance and mass. These are the factors that determine the mutual force of attraction between objects. The gravitational field created by an object depends on the object's mass.
     
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  6. Nov 15, 2005 #5
    Actually it depends on the objects energy (including rest mass) and momentum. These are combined in the so-called 'energy-momentum-stress' tensor which is the source of a gravitational field.
     
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