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Chaojie Li

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Solution of Question 4
« on: March 19, 2015, 09:13:07 PM »
Using Newton shell theorem (see [Section 6 of Lecture 25]) prove that if Earth was a homogeneous solid ball then the gravity pull inside of it would be proportional to the distance to the center.
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Re: Solution of Question 4
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2015, 09:14:32 PM »
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Victor Ivrii

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Re: Solution of Question 4
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2015, 08:17:36 AM »
Yes exactly: if you drill a tunnel and drop a ball it will be a harmonic oscillations $r'' = - kr $ with $k= g/R$.

Don't try this at home on our planet! :D