1. Physics

    Starting from Newton’s law of universal gravitation, show how to find the speed of the moon in its orbit from the earth-moon distance of 3.9 × 108 m and the earth’s mass. Assume the orbit is a circle.
  2. Physics

    Starting from Newton’s law of universal gravitation, show how to find the speed of the moon in its orbit from the earth-moon distance of 3.9 × 108 m and the earth’s mass. Assume the orbit is a circle. So I calculated this and got 1.0 km/s, I was just
  3. Physics Classical Mechanics

    A planet has a single moon that is solely influenced by the gravitational interaction between the two bodies. We will assume that the moon is moving in a circular orbit around the planet and that the moon travels with a constant speed in that orbit. The
  4. physics

    Given that the distancef rom Earth to the Moon is 3.8 x 10^8 m, that the Moon takes 27 days to orbit Earth, and that the mass of the Moon is 7.4 x 10^22 kg, what is the acceleration of the Moon and the size of the attractive force between Earth and Moon?
  5. Science

    I would really appreciate it if someone checked my answers and told me if they were right. Thx. ~Ashley 1. Which of the following determines the strength of the force of gravity between two objects? Check all that apply. A: The speeds of the objects. *B:
  6. Science

    Can someone please check my answers and if they are wrong can you help me fix them? Thank so much!! 1. Which of the following determines the strength of the force of gravity between two objects? Check all that apply. (2 points) the speeds of the objects
  7. Physics

    A. Use the relation 2 m m m GM g R ƒ­ to find the acceleration due to gravity on the surface of the Moon. You can use the following data: Mass of the Moon m M = 7.35 ¡Ñ 1022 kg. Radius of the Moon m R = 1.74 ¡Ñ 106 m. B. How does this value compare
  8. physics

    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
  9. Science check answer quick!

    I really do not understand Number 7 Which of these does Newton's law of universal gravitation imply? (Points : 1) The force of gravity between two objects is inversely proportional to the product of the two masses. <-- Earth's gravity acts on people
  10. Physics - Newton's Law of universal gravitation

    Describe how Newton used each of the following phenomena to support the law of universal gravitation a) the orbit of the moon b) kepler's third law
  11. science

    The pull of gravity keeps the Moon in orbit around Earth. The distance between the Earth and Moon is about 380,000 kilometers. A crew of astronauts leaves Earth on a Monday and lands on the Moon on a Thursday. They land on the side of the Moon facing away
  12. Moon Science

    What causes the phases of the moon as observed from the Earth? A) Filtering of the light from the moon due to the Earth's atmosphere. B) The tidal forces of the Earth's oceans change the appearance of the moon. C) Change in distance of the moon from the
  13. Physics

    Whenever two Apollo astronauts were on the surface of the Moon, a third astronaut orbited the Moon. Assume the orbit to be circular and 160 km above the surface of the Moon, where the acceleration due to gravity is 1.42 m/s2. The radius of the Moon is 1.70
  14. Physics

    Calculate the percentage of Earth’s gravitational force on the ISS astronauts while orbiting at an altitude of 248 miles above Earth’s surface. To do this, compare the gravitational force on an orbiting astronaut to the force on the astronaut here at
  15. Physics

    What is the centripetal acceleration of the Moon? The period of the Moon's orbit about the Earth is 27.3 days, measured with respect to the fixed stars. The radius of the Moon's orbit is RM = 3.85 · 108 m.
  16. Physics

    What is the centripetal acceleration of the Moon? The period of the Moon's orbit about the Earth is 27.3 days, measured with respect to the fixed stars. The radius of the Moon's orbit is RM = 3.85 · 108 m.
  17. physics

    The period of a satellite is the primary way that the mass of planets is determined. The equation used for this calculation uses the fact that gravity of the planet provides the centripetal force to keep the satellite in orbit. The distance from the Earth
  18. Calculus Physics

    Imagine a spaceship on its way to the moon from the earth. Find the point, as measured from the center of the earth, where the force of gravity due to the earth is balanced exactly by the gravity of the moon. This point lies on a line between the centers
  19. physics

    A coin is placed on a vinyl stereo record that is making 78 revolutions per minute on a turntable. Find the magnitude of the acceleration when the coin is placed 5.0, 10, and 17 cm from the center of the record. The radius of Earth is about 6.38x10^3 km. A
  20. Physics

    The Moon orbits the Earth at a distance of 3.85 x 108 m. Assume that this distance is between the centers of the Earth and the Moon and that the mass of the Earth is 5.98 x 1024 kg. Find the period for the Moon's motion around the Earth. Express the answer
  21. Physics

    The Moon causes tides because the gravitational force it exerts differs between the side of the Earth nearest the Moon and that farthest from the Moon. Find the difference in the accelerations toward the Moon of objects on the nearest and farthest sides of
  22. WSU PHY

    The Moon causes tides because the gravitational force it exerts differs between the side of the Earth nearest the Moon and that farthest from the Moon. Find the difference in the accelerations toward the Moon of objects on the nearest and farthest sides of
  23. Physics (please help!!!!)

    Calculate the magnitudes of the gravitational forces exerted on the Moon by the Sun and by the Earth when the two forces are in direct competition, that is, when the Sun, Moon and Earth are aligned with the Moon between the Sun and the Earth. This
  24. physics

    Suppose that the attraction between the moon and the earth were due to Coulomb forces rather than gravitational force. What would be the magnitude of the charge required if equal but opposite charges resided on both earth and moon? Mass of earth =
  25. science science science science science science

    The moon orbits around the earth.Which of the following keeps the moon traveling in the same path each time it orbits the earth? A.energ from the surroundings B.Pull of gravity between the moon and the earth C.orbits in space are pushing the moon towards
  26. college

    find an approxiamte value for the rate at which the moon orbits the earth. Assume that the moon's orbit is circular. the distance between the moon and earth is 382,000,000 meters.
  27. Physics [Help, need answer in 10 min]

    During a solar eclipse, the moon (of mass 7.36 × 1022 kg), Earth (of mass 5.98 × 1024 kg), and Sun (of mass 1.99 × 1030 kg) lie on the same line, with the moon between Earth and the Sun. What gravitational force is exerted on the moon by the Sun? The
  28. Physics

    Many astronomers argue that the Earth and Moon should be considered a double planet,since the gravitational force by the sun on the Moon is approximately as big as that by the Earth on the moon.Using the data below for the Earth and Moon at the particular
  29. physics

    Your spacecraft is in a circular, geostationary orbit around earth and you would like to fly to the moon. Draw a suitable Hohmann transfer orbit that will get you there. How long does the journey take? (Neglect the gravitational fields of the moon and the
  30. physics

    Your spacecraft is in a circular, geostationary orbit around earth and you would like to fly to the moon. Draw a suitable Hohmann transfer orbit that will get you there. How long does the journey take? (Neglect the gravitational fields of the moon and the
  31. physics

    The moon is receding from the Earth by approximately 3.8 cm per year. Earth's mass is 5.98 x 10^24 kg, and its radius is 6.38 x 10^6 m. The Moon's mass is 7.3 x 10^22 kg, its radius is 1.79 x 10^6 m, and its orbital period around Earth is 27.3 days. The
  32. Physics

    What changed Newton's original work on the movement of the Moon around the Earth into the law of universal gravitation? 1) his conclusion that the same laws applied to all objects, no matter how small 2) his connection of gravitation to his first law 3)
  33. physics

    What changed Newton's original work on the movement of the Moon around the Earth into the law of universal gravitation? 1) his conclusion that the same laws applied to all objects, no matter how small 2) his connection of gravitation to his first law 3)
  34. physics

    What changed Newton's original work on the movement of the Moon around the Earth into the law of universal gravitation? 1) his conclusion that the same laws applied to all objects, no matter how small 2) his connection of gravitation to his first law 3)
  35. physics

    help me please? I'm lost... A small space probe is put into circular orbit about a newly discovered moon of Saturn. The moon's radius is known to be 550km. If the probe orbits at a height of 1500km above the moon's surface and takes 2.0 earth days to make
  36. physics

    help me please? I'm lost... A small space probe is put into circular orbit about a newly discovered moon of Saturn. The moon's radius is known to be 550km. If the probe orbits at a height of 1500km above the moon's surface and takes 2.0 earth days to make
  37. Physics

    On July 19, 1969, Apollo II's orbit around the moon was adjusted to an average height of 188 kilometers above the moon's surface. The radius of the moon is 1810 kilometers, and the mass of the moon is 7.3 x 1022 kilograms. a. At what speed did it orbit the
  38. Physics

    On July 19, 1969, Apollo II's orbit around the moon was adjusted to an average orbit of 111km. The radius of the moon is 1785 km and the mass of the moon is 7.3e22 kg. a) How many minutes did it take to orbit once? b) At what velocity did it orbit the
  39. Science

    The moon is about 384000 km the earth and its paths around earth is circular. The moon taken 24hr to complete one orbit. The speed at which the moon orbits the earth in km/ hour is
  40. physics

    Calculate the magnitudes of the gravitational forces exerted on the Moon by the Sun and by the Earth when the two forces are in direct competition, that is, when the Sun, Moon, and Earth are aligned with the Moon between the Sun and the Earth. (This
  41. physics

    the moon orbits the earth in a circle (near enough) of radious 3.8x10^8 m, taking 27.3 days to make a complete orbit. what is the speed of the moon relative to the earth?
  42. physics

    Using Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation, compare the gravitational pull of the Sun on the Earth to the gravitational pull of the Moon on the Earth. Constants: Mass of the Moon, M☽= 7.348E22 kg. Moon's semi-major axis, a☽= 3.844E8 m. You can
  43. Physics

    A satellite is placed between the Earth and the Moon, along a straight line that connects their centers of mass. The satellite has an orbital period around the Earth that is the same as that of the Moon, 27.3 days. How far away from the Earth should this
  44. Physics

    A spacecraft is on a journey to the moon. At what point, as measured from the center of the earth, does the gravitational force exerted on the spacecraft by the earth balance that exerted by the moon? This point lies on a line between the centers of the
  45. physics help please!

    A spacecraft is on a journey to the moon. At what point, as measured from the center of the earth, does the gravitational force exerted on the spacecraft by the earth balance that exerted by the moon? This point lies on a line between the centers of the
  46. physics

    A spacecraft is on a journey to the moon. At what point, as measured from the center of the earth, does the gravitational force exerted on the spacecraft by the earth balance that exerted by the moon? This point lies on a line between the centers of the
  47. Physics (please check!!!)

    Calculate the magnitudes of the gravitational forces exerted on the Moon by the Sun and by the Earth when the two forces are in direct competition, that is, when the Sun, Moon and Earth are aligned with the Moon between the Sun and the Earth. This
  48. Physics Help

    What is the angular momentum of the Moon in its orbit around Earth? I assume I need the mass of the moon, radius of the moon, and angular velocity of the moon. Found those on google, plugged them into my formula (Iw) and got the wrong answer...
  49. PHYSICS

    assume you have a mass of 100 kg on earth. on the moon, where the gravitation of the moon is 1/6 gravitation of the earth, what is your mass on the moon and what is your weight on the moon
  50. Physics

    Earth's moon is 3.8 X 10 8 m from the planet and is in freefall. Acceleration due to the Earth's gravity acting on the moon is 2.70X 10 -3. What is the moon's speed? How long does it take to make a complete orbit?
  51. Physics

    When out in space in International Space Station (ISS), Astronauts experience weightlessness. The ISS’s orbit is 354 km (that is 3.54 x 105 m) above the surface of the earth (You can get more educational NASA resources from: The distance separating the
  52. calculus

    Use Newton's Law of Gravitation to compute the work W required to launch a 1500 kg satellite vertically to an orbit 800 km high. You may assume that the earth's mass is 5.98*10^24 kg and is concentrated at its center. Take the radius of the earth to be
  53. calculus

    Use Newton's Law of Gravitation to compute the work W required to launch a 1500 kg satellite vertically to an orbit 800 km high. You may assume that the earth's mass is 5.98*10^24 kg and is concentrated at its center. Take the radius of the earth to be
  54. physics

    Given that the Moon's period about the Earth is 27.32 days and the distance from the Earth to the Moon is 3.84*10^8 m estimate the mass of the Earth. Assume the orbit is circular. Why do you suppose your estimate is high? The force of attraction=
  55. math

    The Moon orbits Earth every 27.3 days. Determine the angular velocity of the Moon, in degrees per day and in radians per day. The radius of the orbit of the Moon is about 384 400 km. How far does the Moon move along an arc of it's orbit every?
  56. mechanics

    please help solve these questions (1a). The gravitational field strength g on the earth’s surface is 9.8N/kg. explain what this means.(b) Using the law of gravity, show that gr2= k. Where g=gravitational field strength at a distance r from the center of
  57. mechanics

    please help solve these questions (1a). The gravitational field strength g on the earth’s surface is 9.8N/kg. explain what this means.(b) Using the law of gravity, show that gr2= k. Where g=gravitational field strength at a distance r from the center of
  58. mechanics

    please help solve these questions (1a). The gravitational field strength g on the earth’s surface is 9.8N/kg. explain what this means.(b) Using the law of gravity, show that gr2= k. Where g=gravitational field strength at a distance r from the center of
  59. Circular motion Problem - moon completing an orbit

    Given that sidereal month, the amount of time it takes the moon to complete one orbit, is 27.332 days. How far is the moon from the earth?
  60. Physics (please help!!!!)

    Calculate the magnitudes of the gravitational forces exerted on the Moon by the Sun and by the Earth when the two forces are in direct competition, that is, when the Sun, Moon and Earth are aligned with the Moon between the Sun and the Earth. This
  61. Physics

    Calculate the magnitudes of the gravitational forces exerted on the Moon by the Sun and by the Earth when the two forces are in direct competition, that is, when the Sun, Moon and Earth are aligned with the Moon between the Sun and the Earth. This
  62. Physics (please help!!!!)

    Calculate the magnitudes of the gravitational forces exerted on the Moon by the Sun and by the Earth when the two forces are in direct competition, that is, when the Sun, Moon and Earth are aligned with the Moon between the Sun and the Earth. This
  63. Physics (please help!!!!)

    Calculate the magnitudes of the gravitational forces exerted on the Moon by the Sun and by the Earth when the two forces are in direct competition, that is, when the Sun, Moon and Earth are aligned with the Moon between the Sun and the Earth. This
  64. physics

    Moon is a natural satellite of the Earth, circling it with period (time of one revolution), T = 27,3 days. Radius of Moon’s orbit = 384,000 km. Find the acceleration of the Moon toward the Earth.
  65. Physics

    When we say that the weight of an object is Mg, and that g = 9.8 N/kg, what assumptions are we making? Which of the below? -The distribution of mass in the earth is spherically symmetric. -The density of the earth is the same everywhere. -The earth's
  66. Physics

    When we say that the weight of an object is Mg, and that g = 9.8 N/kg, what assumptions are we making? Which of the below? The distribution of mass in the earth is spherically symmetric. The density of the earth is the same everywhere. The earth's interior
  67. Physic

    Given that the distance between the Earth and the Moon is d = 3.84 􀀁 108 m, show that a satellite located exactly in-between the Earth and the Moon at a distance of 90% d from the Earth experiences no net force (at least when only the
  68. Physics

    Relative to the center of the Earth, the position of the Moon can be approximated by (t) = r [cos (ωt) + sin (ωt) ], where r = 3.84 108 m and ω = 2.46 10-6 radians/s. (a) Find the magnitude and direction of the Moon's average velocity
  69. Physics HELLLPPPP

    When we say that the weight of an object is Mg, and that g = 9.8 N/kg, what assumptions are we making? Which of the below? -The distribution of mass in the earth is spherically symmetric. -The density of the earth is the same everywhere. -The earth's
  70. Physics

    A spaceship is on a straight-line path between the Earth and the Moon. At what distance from Earth is the net gravitational pull on the probe from the Earth and the moon zero? Mass of Earth = 6×10^24 kg. Mass of Moon = 7×10^22 kg. The distance from the
  71. Physics

    Just reposting. A spaceship is on a straight-line path between the Earth and the Moon. At what distance from Earth is the net gravitational pull on the probe from the Earth and the moon zero? Mass of Earth = 6×10^24 kg. Mass of Moon = 7×10^22 kg. The
  72. Easy physics...having trouble with part b

    Moon effect. Some people believe that the Moon controls their activities. If the Moon moves from being directly on the opposite side of Earth from you to being directly overhead, by what percentage does (a) the Moon's gravitational pull on you increase and
  73. Physics

    A spaceship is on a straight-line path between the Earth and the Moon. At what distance from (the centre of) Earth is the net gravitational pull on the probe from the Earth and the moon zero? Mass of Earth = 6×10^24 kg. Mass of Moon = 7×10^22 kg. The
  74. science

    how do jupiter's moons stay in orbit around jupiter They rotate around jupiter. If you rotate around an object you are accelerating toward it, even though the distance can stay the same. This so-called centripetal acceleration multiplied by the mass must
  75. phy.

    check my understanding please. Larry weighs 300 N at the surface of the earth. what is the weight of the earth in the gravitational field of Larry? -would it still be 300 N an astronaugt lands on a planet that has twice the mass as earth and twice the
  76. Physics Classical Mechanics

    The mean distance from the center of the earth to the center of the moon is rem = 3.84 × 108 m. The mass of the earth is me = 5.98 × 1024 kg and the mass of the moon is mm = 7.34 × 1022 kg. The mean radius of the earth is re = 6.37 × 106 m. The mean
  77. science

    the best explanation of why the Moon appears to change shape throughout the month is •from Earth's perspective, we see varying amounts of the illuminated part of the Moon. • the Moon is revolving around the Earth** • from a bird's eye view, the Moon
  78. Science: physics

    Why does the moon not require a push to keep it along its orbit around the earth? -I have to use Newton's first law of motion.
  79. Physics

    Consider a spaceship located on the Earth-Moon center line (i.e. a line that intersects the centers of both bodies) such that, at that point, the tugs on the spaceship from each celestial body exactly cancel, leaving the craft literally weightless. Take
  80. Physics

    I still cannot solve this problem: Consider a spaceship located on the Earth-Moon center line (i.e. a line that intersects the centers of both bodies) such that, at that point, the tugs on the spaceship from each celestial body exactly cancel, leaving the
  81. math question

    Problem Find an approximate value for the rate at which the moon orbits the earth. Assume that the moon’s orbit is circular.
  82. physics

    whenever two Apollo astronauts were on the surface of the moon, a third astronaut orbited the moon, assume the orbit to be circular and 100 km above the surface of the moon, where the acceleration due to gravity is 1.52 m/s^2. the radius of the moon is
  83. physics

    whenever two Apollo astronauts were on the surface of the moon, a third astronaut orbited the moon, assume the orbit to be circular and 100 km above the surface of the moon, where the acceleration due to gravity is 1.52 m/s^2. the radius of the moon is
  84. general physics

    COMPLETELY STUCK? The period of rotation of the Moon is about 27 days, 8 hrs. The mass of the Moon is 7.35 x 1022 kg, and the radius of the Moon is 1.74 x 106 m. I wish to place a synchronous (period of orbit = period of the Moon’s rotation) satellite in
  85. physics

    What two facts did Newton need to be able to calculate the acceleration of the Moon? A) the distance to the Moon and the diameter of the Moon B) the time it takes the Moon to make one revolution and the distance from the Earth to the sun C) the diameter of
  86. physics

    What two facts did Newton need to be able to calculate the acceleration of the Moon? 1) the distance to the Moon and the diameter of the Moon. 2)the time it takes the Moon to make one revolution and the distance from the Earth to the sun. 3)the diameter of
  87. physics

    What two facts did Newton need to be able to calculate the acceleration of the Moon? 1) the distance to the Moon and the diameter of the Moon. 2) the time it takes the Moon to make one revolution and the distance from the Earth to the sun. 3) the diameter
  88. Physics

    The average distance separating Earth and the Moon (center to center) is 384 000 km. Use the data in Table 7.3 to find the net gravitational force exerted by Earth and the Moon on a 3.00 multiplied by 104 kg spaceship located halfway between them (Earth
  89. Physics

    Some people believe that the Moon controls their activities. The Moon moves from being directly on the opposite side of Earth from you to be being directly overhead. Assume that the Earth-Moon (center-to-center) distance is 3.82 multiplied by 108 m and
  90. PHYSICS HELP

    A satellite of mass m is orbiting the earth, mass M , in a circular orbit of radius ra . Unfortunately a piece of space debris left by a passing rocket lies directly in the satellite's path. The piece of debris has the same mass m as the satellite. The
  91. Physics

    A spaceship is on a straight-line path between the Earth and the Moon. At what distance from Earth is the net gravitational pull on the probe from the Earth and the moon zero? Mass of Earth = 6×10^24 kg. Mass of Moon = 7×10^22 kg. Can someone please
  92. physics

    calculate the centripetal acceleration of the earth in its orbit around the sun and the net force exerted on the earth. What exerts this force on the earth? Assume that the earth's orbit is a circle of radius 1.50x10^11m. (earth's mass= 5.98x10^29kg, Sun's
  93. Science

    How does the mass of the moon and the earth help the moon stay in its orbit around the earth?
  94. Physics Classical Mechanics

    A satellite of mass m is orbiting the earth, mass M , in a circular orbit of radius ra . Unfortunately a piece of space debris left by a passing rocket lies directly in the satellite's path. The piece of debris has the same mass m as the satellite. The
  95. physics

    can you walk me through this problem At what distance from the Earth will a spacecraft on the way to the Moon esperience zero net force due to these two bodies because the EArth and Mon pull with equal and opposite forces? mass of earth = m1 = 5.98 E 24 kg
  96. physics

    A spacecraft of mass is first brought into an orbit around the earth. The earth (together with the spacecraft) orbits the sun in a near circular orbit with radius ( is the mean distance between the earth and the sun; it is about 150 million km). (a) What
  97. physics

    Using Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation, compare the effect of the Sun and the Moon on the tides. Constants: Mass of the Moon, M☽= 7.348E22 kg. Moon's semi-major axis, a☽= 3.844E8 m. You can find the other constants you will need on the
  98. Physics

    1.Halley's comet moves about the sun in an elliptical orbit with its closest approach to the sun being 0.59 A.U. and its furthest distance being 35 A.U. [1 Astronomical Unit (A.U.) is the Earth-Sun distance.] If the comet's speed at closest approach is 54
  99. physic

    The Moon orbits Earth in a nearly circular orbit that lasts 27.32 days. Determine the distance from the surface of the Moon to the surface of Earth.
  100. Physics

    The exact mass of the moon was not determined until the Apollo lunar orbiter went into orbit around the moon. They used the period and the orbital radius to find the mass. But since you already know the mass of the moon, if the spaceship was orbiting 485