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What is the gravitational force on am object of mass m inside a spherical shell of mass M and radius R, at a distance of R/2 from the center

Asked by anirbanbag81 4th November 2017, 9:06 AM
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Answer:
In Gravitation we have Shell theorem #2 that states that
 
" A uniformly dense spherical shell exerts no gravitational force on a particle located anywhere inside it "
 
As per this shell theorem, gravitational force of an object in side a shell at a distance of R/2 is zero.
Answered by Expert 6th November 2017, 3:01 PM
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