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# The radius of the earth’s orbit around the sun (assumed to

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Problem 28E

The radius of the earth’s orbit around the sun (assumed to be circular) is 1.50 X 108 km, and the earth travels around this orbit in 365 days. (a) What is the magnitude of the orbital velocity of the earth, in m/s? (b) What is the radial acceleration of the earth toward the sun, in m/s2? (c) Repeat parts (a) and (b) for the motion of the planet Mercury (orbit radius = 5.79 X 107 km, orbital period = 88.0 days).

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Solution 28E Step 1: Equation for speed in centripetal motion, v = distance /time = 2 r / T Where, 2 r - circumference of the circular path T - Time taken to cover this circular path

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##### ISBN: 9780321675460

University Physics was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780321675460. The full step-by-step solution to problem: 28E from chapter: 3 was answered by , our top Physics solution expert on 05/06/17, 06:07PM. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: University Physics, edition: 13. This full solution covers the following key subjects: EARTH, orbit, radius, sun, days. This expansive textbook survival guide covers 26 chapters, and 2929 solutions. Since the solution to 28E from 3 chapter was answered, more than 2403 students have viewed the full step-by-step answer. The answer to “The radius of the earth’s orbit around the sun (assumed to be circular) is 1.50 X 108 km, and the earth travels around this orbit in 365 days. (a) What is the magnitude of the orbital velocity of the earth, in m/s? (b) What is the radial acceleration of the earth toward the sun, in m/s2? (c) Repeat parts (a) and (b) for the motion of the planet Mercury (orbit radius = 5.79 X 107 km, orbital period = 88.0 days).” is broken down into a number of easy to follow steps, and 81 words.

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