RADD 2501 Inverse Square Law 2

RADD 2501 Inverse Square Law 2 - Inverse Square Law,...

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Any point source which spreads its influence equally in all directions without a limit to its range will obey the inverse square law. This comes from strictly geometrical considerations. The intensity of the influence at any given radius r is the source strength divided by the area of the sphere. Being strictly geometric in its origin, the inverse square law applies to diverse phenomena. Point sources of gravitational force, electric field, light, sound or radiation obey the inverse square law. It is a subject of continuing debate with a source such as a skunk on top of a flag pole; will it's smell drop off according to the inverse square law? Applications of the inverse square law: Gravity Electric field Light Sound Radiation Index HyperPhysics ***** Mechanics R Nave Go Back Inverse Square Law, Gravity As one of the fields which obey the general inverse square law , the gravity field can be put in the form shown below, showing that the acceleration of gravity, g, is an expression of the intensity of the gravity field. Index
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course RADD 2501 taught by Professor Sandyeverage during the Winter '11 term at Life Chiropractic College West.

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