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Q & A: How big is gravity in the center of the earth?

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Most recent answer: 08/30/2012
Q:
How big is gravity in the center of the earth - theoretically asked - in a center of an idealized mass?
- Sidney (age Gro)
Bad Harzburg, Germany
A:
If you mean the gravitational field, it's zero at the center. So long as your idealized mass has spherical symmetry, there wouldn't be any preferred direction for the field to point.

Mike W.

(published on 08/30/2012)

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