An Inhomogeneous Gravitational Field and the Body without Center of Gravity

Milutin Marjanov

Volume 14 Issue 8

Global Journal of Research in Engineering

Concept of homogeneity (or inhomogeneity) of the gravitational field is a rather specific one. Namely, according to the Newton`s law of gravitation, either intensity or direction, or each of these two characteristics of the gravitational force acting on the body, depend on its position in the gravitational field. So, in fact, for the body as a whole, the gravitational field is always an inhomogeneous one. Such a classification makes sense only if it is restricted to the active part of the gravitational field, that is, on the part occupied by the body.