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Solution - 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 - CBSE (Science) Class 11 - Physics

Question

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?

Solution 1

No 

Gravitational influence of matter on nearby objects cannot be screened by any means. This is because gravitational force unlike electrical forces is independent of the nature of the material medium. Also, it is independent of the status of other objects.

Solution 2

No. Gravitational forces are independent of medium. A body cannot be shielded from the gravitational influence of nearby matter.

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APPEARS IN

 NCERT Physics Textbook for Class 11 Part 1 (with solutions)
Chapter 8: Gravitation
Q: 1.1 | Page no. 201

Reference Material

Solution for question: 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 concept: Universal Law of Gravitation. For the courses CBSE (Science), CBSE (Arts), CBSE (Commerce)
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