What happens to the force between two objects, if the distance between the objects is doubled and tripled?
If you compare the gravitational force on the Earth due to the Sun to that due to the Moon, you would find that the Sun’s pull is greater than the Moon’s pull. (You can check this yourself using the data available in the succeeding exercises). However, the tidal effect of the Moon’s pull is greater than the tidal effect of Sun. Why?
Answer the following:
You can shield a charge from electrical forces by putting it inside a hollow conductor. Can you shield a body from the gravitational influence of nearby matter by putting it inside a hollow sphere or by some other means?
Choose the correct alternative:
Acceleration due to gravity increases/decreases with increasing depth. (assume the earth to be a sphere of uniform density).