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The physics of energy and Earth's moon as a satellite.
The moon is an Earth satellite of mass 7.35 x 10^22 kg, whose average distance from the centre of Earth is 3.85 x 10^8 m.
a) What is the gravitational potential energy of the moon with respect to Earth?
b) What is the kinetic energy and the velocity of the moon in Earth's orbit?
c) What is the binding energy of the moon to Earth?
d) What is the total mechanical energy of the moon in its orbit?

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