# Gravitation: Force Between Two Co-Linear Rods

Find the gravitational force of attraction between the two objects below. The red rod on the left has a mass mr and a length lr and the blue rod on the right has a mass mb and a length lb. The two ends of the rods nearest each other are separated by a distance d. Treat each rod as if they were a 1-dimensional collection of point masses uniformly distributed.

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Find the gravitational force of attraction between the two objects below. The red rod on the left has a mass mr and a length lr and the blue rod on the right has a mass mb and a length lb. The two ends of the rods nearest each other are separated by a distance d. Treat each rod as if they were a 1-dimensional collection of point ...

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Gravitation force of attraction between two collinear rods separated by distance d is calculated.