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Martin23

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So I was thinking about the Universal Law of Gravitation, and the force of an object depends on the radial distance from Earth for simplicity. As an object travels to the center of the earth the F

_{g}increases as the radial distance decreases.F=(G*m*m*1)/(r^2). Knowing that the Force is not constant, the work done by gravity would be ∫F*dr from lower limit of r to upper limit of 0. Now, if you put the F in terms of r you get ∫[(G*m*m)/(r^2)]*dr from r to 0. As I tried to solve for Work, I arrived at 1/0 and now im stuck. Was all this valid or just nonsense? If you think about this in vector form 3 dimensions, it is more understandable to me at least. Here is a picture of my work. Help please.