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The formula for gravitational potential energy for two point masses is:
If one particle moves a radial distance (towards or away) from the other a distance and , then the change in potential can be approximated by
where is the gravitational field strength in the vicinity of the initial and final points.
- Wile, Jay L. Exploring Creation With Chemistry. Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc. 1998