Equipotential Surface

“Equipotential surface is the surface at every point on which the gravitational potential has the same value”. This means that no work is done in moving a unit mass or any mass along the equipotential surface, i.e., no component of the gravitational intensity acts along this surface. It follows that the direction of the gravitational field is perpendicular to the equipotential surface at each point on it.

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