Posted by **Donald** on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 12:58am.

(a) Calculate the magnitude of the gravitational force exerted on a 488-kg satellite that is a distance of 1.95 times earth radii from the center of the earth.

(b) What is the magnitude of the gravitational force exerted on the earth by the satellite?

(c) Determine the magnitude of the satellite's acceleration.

(d) What is the magnitude of the earth's acceleration?

- Physics -
**Elena**, Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 5:02pm
(a) F =G•m •M/R²

the gravitational constant G =6.67•10^-11 N•m²/kg²,

Earth’s mass is M = 5.97•10^24 kg,

Earth’s radius is R = 6.378•10^6 m.

F =6.67•10^-11•488 • 5.97•10^24 /(1.5•6.378•10^6)²=…

(b) F =6.67•10^-11•488 • 5.97•10^24 /(1.5•6.378•10^6)²=…

(c) a1= F/m

(d) a2= F/M

## Answer This Question

## Related Questions

- Physics - (a) Calculate the magnitude of the gravitational force exerted on a ...
- P - Calculate the magnitude of the gravitational force exerted on a 1,405-kg ...
- physics - A 540 kg satellite orbits at a distance from the Earth's center of ...
- physics - A 610 kg satellite orbits at a distance from the Earth's center of ...
- physics - Two satellites are orbiting the Earth in stable circular orbits. ...
- Physics - A communications satellite with a mass of 450 kg is in a circular ...
- physics - Calculate the magnitude of the gravitational force between the Earth ...
- physics - 3. A satellite of mass 500 kg orbits the Earth with a period of 6000 s...
- physics - Calculate the distance between the center of the earth and the center ...
- physics - Calculate the magnitudes of the gravitational forces exerted on the ...

More Related Questions