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Three equal massesw m are placed at the three corners of an equilateral triangle of side a. Find the forcd exerted by this system on another particle of mas m placed at (a) the mis-point of a side (b) at the centre of the triangle.

Three equal massesw m are placed at the three corners of an equilateral triangle of side a. Find the forcd exerted by this system on another particle of mas m placed at
(a) the mis-point of a side
(b) at the centre of the triangle.

Grade:11

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Arun Kumar IIT Delhi
askIITians Faculty 256 Points
8 years ago
for a part
particles along the line will have no effect
so gravtitational Gmm/h^2 h=root(3)/2*a
and in second case zero because of symmetry

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