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Unformatted text preview: close to either mass, indicating the increased strength of the force at those points. Gravitational Potential Occasionally, another concept is defined with respect to gravitational potential energy. We define it here primarily to avoid possible confusion with the gravitational potential energy. Gravitational potential, g , is defined as the potential energy that a unit mass (usually 1 kilogram) would have at any point. Mathematically: g =  where M is the mass of the gravitating object. This is sometimes useful because it assigns each point in space a definite gravitational potential value, irrespective of mass....
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2012 for the course PHY PHY2053 taught by Professor Davidjudd during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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