October 5, 2015

Homework Help: Physics

Posted by Ashley on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 6:19pm.

Calculate the kinetic energy that the earth has because of (a) its rotation about its own axis and (b) its motion around the sun. Assume that the earth is a uniform sphere and that its path around the sun is circular. For comparison, the total energy used in the United States in one year is about 1.1 x 1020 J.

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