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Dust cloud potential problem
In this problem we compute the potential of an isolated, spherical mass
with constant density. The analytic solution is spherically symmetric and
is quadratic in radius inside the sphere, 1/r outside the sphere.
The coordinate system is arranged so that G=1.
Physics
Selfgravity.
Geometries
3D Cartesian.
Parameters
radius = 1; cloudmass = 1
Results
References
None. A trivial application of the Poisson equation.


