February 25, 2017

Homework Help: Astronomy

Posted by sam on Sunday, December 23, 2012 at 2:36pm.

Suppose the Moon is at a (center-to-center) distance D from Earth. Find an exact expression for the magnitude of the tidal force applied by Earth to our rock of mass m in terms of D, m, the mass of Earth Me (input as M_e), and the lunar radius Rm (input as R_m).

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