Unformatted text preview: Applied Geophysics – Gravity theory and measurement Relating g to U 2 r Gm r U = ∂ ∂ − = g It follows that: For smaller scale problems we usually deal with g, and sum the vertical component of g… r Gm U = Given: U is a scalar field which makes it easier to work with: • Potentials are additive • Gravity is a conservative force • And gravitational acceleration can be easily determined from the potential…...
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This note was uploaded on 01/07/2012 for the course PHYSICS 384 taught by Professor Wei during the Spring '09 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
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