Q. 234.0( 2 Votes )

We can shield a charge from electric fields by putting it inside a hollow conductor. Can we shield a body from the gravitational influence of nearby matter by putting it inside a hollow sphere or by some other means?

Answer :

Gravitational field between two bodies, unlike electric fields, does not depend upon the nature of the medium between the two bodies, therefore a body cannot be shielded by the influence of nearby matter by putting it inside a hollow sphere.


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