Imagine we have a small black hole, with a mass somewhere around a mountain or small planet. Since it is a single point, it should have an even amount of pull across all matter at the same distance, I think.
If we took this black hole and surrounded it in a thin sphere of ordinary, breakable metal with the exact same strength and put it in a hypothetical 100% empty vacuum, would it damage the sphere?
Because it's a perfect sphere, there should be equal force across its entirety, so it shouldn't bend or break in any one part, I think.
If the black hole were to try to absorb the matter in the sphere, it couldn't pull the entire thing into the black hole without bending or breaking it in some way. But wouldn't one part of it have to be weaker?
This is of course hypothetical, since the existence of a perfect sphere of identical metal is unlikely/impossible and you can't have a perfect vacuum. But would this sphere survive the black hole?