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Some gravity problems

  1. Mar 17, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    1. Two spheres S1 and S2, have equal radii R, and equal masses M. The density of sphere S1 is constant, whereas that of sphere S2 depends on the radial distance according to p(r)= C/r. If the acceleration of gravity at the surface of sphere is g1, what is the acceleration of gravity at the surface of sphere S2 ?

    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution

    1. SO I cannot recall any relationship between acceleration and all the givens. Can you guys give me a hint on what equation, formula should I use ? What should I find first ?
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  3. Mar 17, 2009 #2
    Maybe the problem is more complicated than this, but...
    Isn't the acceleration of gravity the same for both spheres, since they have equal masses?
  4. Mar 18, 2009 #3
    I am not sure. Anyone ? What do formula should I use here ?
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