Mechanics: Circular Motion and Gravitation
Circular Motion and Gravitation: Audio Guided Solution
Determine the acceleration of the moon about the Earth. (GIVEN: MEarth = 5.98 x 1024 kg and Earth-moon distance = 3.84 x 108 m)
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2.71 x 10-3 m/s/s
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