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Homework Help: Gravity towards Center of Mass?

  1. Apr 22, 2010 #1
    Gravity towards Center of Mass??

    Conceptual question:

    Does gravity always act from the center of mass, regardless of shape of source of field, for finite mass distributions???
     
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  3. Apr 22, 2010 #2

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    Re: Gravity towards Center of Mass??

    No. The opposite is the case: Gravity appears to be toward the center of mass from all directions only in the case of a spherical mass distributions.
     
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