Whats the relation between gravitational potential and gravitational intensity

Asked by  | 30th Nov, 2013, 07:57: PM

Expert Answer:

Gravitational field intensity = gradient of Gravitational potential =dV/dr

The gravitational potential gradient dV/dr is defined as the rate of change of gravitational potential with distance in the field. This is equal to the gravitational field intensity at that point.

U = gravitational potential energy = – GMm/r

Gravitational potential V = U/m =  –  GM/r

Gravitational field intensity I =  dV/dr

= GM/r2



Answered by Komal Parmar | 30th Nov, 2013, 09:32: PM

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