Ok so I need to find the distance of moon from the earth using this equation > T = 4pi^2r^3/GM all in square root. I have input the G and M values but what is r and how do I find it? The question is below if anyone can help me!
Where G is the gravitational constant = 6.67x10-11 Nm^2kg^-2
M is the mass of the planet (kg) and r is the distance from the centre of the planet to the centre of
the satellite (m).
If the moon takes 27.3 days to orbit the Earth, use the equation to calculate its
distance from the Earth if the mass of the Earth is 5.975x10^24 kg.
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- 11-04-2016 19:11
Last edited by The-Spartan; 11-04-2016 at 19:53.
- 11-04-2016 19:26