How to Calculate and Solve for Gravitational Potential | The Calculator Encyclopedia

The image above represents the Gravitational potential.

To compute the gravitational potential of a field, two essential parameters are needed which are mass (m) and radius (r).

The formula for calculating the gravitational potential;

V = (Gm) / r

V = Gravitational potential
m = Mass
r = Radius

Let’s solve an example;
Find the gravitational potential of a field when the mass is 14 cm with a radius of 9 cm.

This implies that;
m = Mass = 14 cm
r = Radius = 9 cm

V = (Gm) / r
V = (6.67 x 10-11 x 14) / 9
V = 1.0375e-10 / 9
V = 1.0375e-10

Therefore, the gravitational potential is 1.0375e-10 Volts (V).

Nickzom Calculator – The Calculator Encyclopedia is capable of calculating the gravitational potential.

To get the answer and workings of the gravitational potential using the Nickzom Calculator – The Calculator Encyclopedia. First, you need to obtain the app.

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Once, you have obtained the calculator encyclopedia app, proceed to the Calculator Map, then click on Gravitational Field under the Physics section

Now, Click on Gravitational Potential under Gravitational Field

The screenshot below displays the page or activity to enter your values, to get the answer for the gravitational potential according to the respective parameters which are the mass (m) and radius (r).

Now, enter the values appropriately and accordingly for the parameters as required by the example above where the mass (m) is 14 cm  and radius (r) is 9 cm.

Finally, Click on Calculate

As you can see from the screenshot above, Nickzom Calculator – The Calculator Encyclopedia solves for the gravitational potential and presents the formula, workings and steps too.

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