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Problem 10PE

Tidal friction is slowing the rotation of the Earth. As a result, the orbit of the Moon is increasing in radius at a rate of approximately 4 cm/year. Assuming this to be a constant rate, how many years will pass before the radius of the Moon’s orbit increases by 3.84×106 m (1%)?

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Step 1 </p>

Tidal friction is the strain produced by the celestial body such as the earth or moon that undergoes cyclic variations in gravitational attraction as it orbits or orbited by a second body.

Step 2</p>

In this case the orbit of the moon is increasing its radius at a rate

The rate of increase of radius is constant .We need to find out how many years will pass before the radius of moon increase by 1% that is .

The distance covered by the moon , D = .

D=

Speed of moon,

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This full solution covers the following key subjects: orbit, rate, radius, moon, approximately. This expansive textbook survival guide covers 34 chapters, and 3125 solutions. College Physics by Urone was written by Sieva Kozinsky and is associated to the ISBN: 9781938168000. The full step-by-step solution to problem: 10PE from chapter: 2 was answered by Sieva Kozinsky, our top Physics solution expert on 07/07/17, 04:39PM. The answer to “Tidal friction is slowing the rotation of the Earth. As a result, the orbit of the Moon is increasing in radius at a rate of approximately 4 cm/year. Assuming this to be a constant rate, how many years will pass before the radius of the Moon’s orbit increases by 3.84×106 m (1%)?” is broken down into a number of easy to follow steps, and 52 words. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: College Physics by Urone, edition: 1st. Since the solution to 10PE from 2 chapter was answered, more than 451 students have viewed the full step-by-step answer.

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