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Example 8

The force of gravity between two particles of mass m1 and m2 is

F = gm1m2/s2,

where g is a constant and s is the distance between the particles. Find the work required to move the particle m2 from a distance a to a distance b from m1 (Figure 6.6.16).



Figure 6.6.16

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