Gravitation help..........thanks
posted by Jessy .
A projectile is shot directly away from Earth's surface. Neglect the rotation of Earth.
(a) As a multiple of Earth's radius RE, what is the radial distance a projectile reaches if its initial speed is onefifth of the escape speed from Earth?
____ times RE
(b) As a multiple of Earth's radius RE, what is the radial distance a projectile reaches if its initial kinetic energy is onefourth of the kinetic energy required to escape Earth?
_____ timesRE
(c) What is the least initial mechanical energy required at launch if the projectile is to escape Earth?
P.S.Bobpursley, sorry,I don't really understand the last question you answered....
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