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Find the work done in bringing three particles each having a mass of 100g from large distances to the vertices of an equilateral triangle of side 20cm.

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The gravitational potential energy is determined. The equilateral triangle is found in particles.

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At large distances the gravitational potential energy is zero. When the particles are brought at the vertices of the triangle ABC, three pairs AB< BC< CA are formed. The potential energy of each pair ...

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