 11.1: True or false: (a) For Keplers law of equal areas to be valid, the ...
 11.2: If the mass of a small Earthorbiting satellite is doubled, the rad...
 11.3: During what season in the northern hemisphere does Earth attain its...
 11.4: Haleys comet is in a highly elliptical orbit about the Sun with a p...
 11.5: Venus has no natural satellites. However, artificial satellites hav...
 11.6: A majority of the asteroids are in approximately circular orbits in...
 11.7: At the moons surface, the acceleration due to the gravity of the mo...
 11.8: At a depth equal to half the radius of Earth, the acceleration due ...
 11.9: Two stars orbit their common center of mass as a binary star system...
 11.10: CONTEXTRICH If you had been working for NASA in the 1960s and plan...
 11.11: Suppose the escape speed from a planet is only slightly larger than...
 11.12: Suppose that, using a telescope in your backyard, you discovered a ...
 11.13: CONTEXTRICH, ENGINEERING APPLICATION Near the end of their useful ...
 11.14: ENGINEERING APPLICATION During a trip back from the moon, the Apoll...
 11.15: Explain why the gravitational field inside a solid sphere of unifor...
 11.16: In the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, a spaceship containing two astr...
 11.17: Estimate the mass of our galaxy (the Milky Way) if the Sun orbits t...
 11.18: Besides studying samples of the lunar surface, the Apollo astronaut...
 11.19: CONTEXTRICH, ENGINEERING APPLICATION You are in charge of the firs...
 11.20: One of the great discoveries in astronomy in the past decade is the...
 11.21: One of the biggest unresolved problems in the theory of the formati...
 11.22: The new comet AlexCasey has a very elliptical orbit with a period ...
 11.23: The radius of Earths orbit is and that of Uranus is What is the orb...
 11.24: The asteroid Hektor, discovered in 1907, is in a nearly circular or...
 11.25: One of the socalled Kirkwood gaps in the asteroid belt occurs at a...
 11.26: The tiny Saturnian moon, Atlas, is locked into what is known as an ...
 11.27: The asteroid Icarus, discovered in 1949, was so named because its h...
 11.28: CONTEXTRICH, ENGINEERING APPLICATION, BIOLOGICAL APPLICATION A man...
 11.29: ESTIMATION Kepler determined distances in the solar system from his...
 11.30: At apogee, the center of the moon is 406,395 km from the center of ...
 11.31: Jupiters satellite Europa orbits Jupiter with a period of 3.55 d at...
 11.32: BIOLOGICAL APPLICATION Some people think that shuttle astronauts ar...
 11.33: The mass of Saturn is (a) Find the period of its moon Mimas, whose ...
 11.34: Calculate the mass of Earth from the period of the moon, its mean o...
 11.35: Suppose you leave the solar system and arrive at a planet that has ...
 11.36: Suppose that Earth retained its present mass but was somehow compre...
 11.37: A planet orbits a massive star. When the planet is at perihelion, i...
 11.38: What is the magnitude of the gravitational field at the surface of ...
 11.39: The speed of an asteroid is at perihelion and at aphelion. (a) Dete...
 11.40: A satellite that has a mass of moves in a circular orbit above Eart...
 11.41: A superconducting gravity meter can measure changes in gravity on t...
 11.42: Suppose that the attractive interaction between a star of mass M an...
 11.43: Earths radius is 6370 km and the moons radius is 1738 km. The accel...
 11.44: The weight of a standard object defined as having a mass of exactly...
 11.45: ESTIMATION The Principle of Equivalence states that the freefall a...
 11.46: (a) If we take the potential energy of a 100kg object and Earth ar...
 11.47: Knowing that the acceleration of gravity on the moon is 0.166 times...
 11.48: What initial speed would a particle need to be given at the surface...
 11.49: CONTEXTRICH, ENGINEERING APPLICATION While preparing its budget fo...
 11.50: The science fiction writer Robert Heinlein once said, If you can ge...
 11.51: An object is dropped from rest from a height of above the surface o...
 11.52: An object is projected straight upward from the surface of Earth wi...
 11.53: A particle is projected from the surface of Earth with a speed twic...
 11.54: When we calculate escape speeds, we usually do so with the assumpti...
 11.55: Calculate the minimum necessary speed, relative to Earth, for a pro...
 11.56: An object is projected vertically from the surface of Earth at less...
 11.57: A 100kg spacecraft is in a circular orbit about Earth at a height ...
 11.58: ESTIMATION The orbital period of the moon is 27.3 d, the average ce...
 11.59: Many satellites orbit Earth at maximum altitudes above Earths surfa...
 11.60: CONTEXTRICH, ENGINEERING APPLICATION The idea of a spaceport orbit...
 11.61: A 3.0kg space probe experiences a gravitational force of as it pas...
 11.62: The gravitational field at some point is given by What is the gravi...
 11.63: Apoint particle of mass m is on the x axis at and an identical poin...
 11.64: Five objects, each of mass M, are equally spaced on the arc of a se...
 11.65: Apoint particle of mass is at the origin and a second point particl...
 11.66: Show that on the x axis, the maximum value of g for the field of Ex...
 11.67: A nonuniform thin rod of length L lies on the x axis. One end of th...
 11.68: Auniform thin rod of mass M and length L lies on the positive x axi...
 11.69: Auniform thin spherical shell has a radius of 2.0 m and a mass of W...
 11.70: A uniform thin spherical shell has a radius of 2.00 m and a mass of...
 11.71: Two widely separated solid spheres, and each have radius R and mass...
 11.72: Two widely separated uniform solid spheres, and have equal masses, ...
 11.73: Two concentric uniform thin spherical shells have masses and and ra...
 11.74: The inner spherical shell in is shifted so that its center is now o...
 11.75: Suppose you are standing on a spring scale in an elevator that is d...
 11.76: CONTEXTRICH Suppose Earth were a nonrotating uniform sphere. As a ...
 11.77: A solid sphere of radius R has its center at the origin. It has a u...
 11.78: For the sphere with the cavity in 77, show that the gravitational f...
 11.79: A straight, smooth tunnel is dug through a uniform spherical planet...
 11.80: The density of a sphere is given by The sphere has a radius of 5.0 ...
 11.81: A smalldiameter hole is drilled into the sphere of toward the cent...
 11.82: CONTEXTRICH, ENGINEERING APPLICATION As a geologist for a mining c...
 11.83: Two identical spherical cavities are made in a lead sphere of radiu...
 11.84: A globular cluster is a roughly spherical collection of up to milli...
 11.85: The mean distance of Pluto from the Sun is 39.5 AU. Calculate the p...
 11.86: Calculate the mass of Earth using the known values of G, g, and
 11.87: The force exerted by Earth on a particle of mass m a distance r fro...
 11.88: The average density of the moon is Find the minimum possible period...
 11.89: A neutron star is a highly condensed remnant of a massive star in t...
 11.90: CONTEXTRICH, ENGINEERING APPLICATION Suppose the Sun could collaps...
 11.91: A satellite is circling the moon (radius ) close to the surface at ...
 11.92: Black holes are objects whose gravitational field is so strong that...
 11.93: In a binary star system, two stars follow circular orbits about the...
 11.94: Two particles of masses and are released from rest at a large separ...
 11.95: Uranus, the seventh planet in the solar system, was first observed ...
 11.96: It is believed that there is a supermassive black hole at the cente...
 11.97: Four identical planets are arranged in a square, as shown in Figure...
 11.98: A hole is drilled from the surface of Earth to its center, as in Fi...
 11.99: A thick spherical shell of mass M and uniform density has an inner ...
 11.100: (a) Athin uniform ring of mass Mand radius R lies in the plane and ...
 11.101: Find the magnitude of the gravitational field that is at a distance...
 11.102: One question in early planetary science was whether each of the rin...
 11.103: Find the gravitational potential energy of the thin rod in Example ...
 11.104: A uniform sphere of mass M is located near a thin, uniform rod of m...
 11.105: A thin uniform 20kg rod with a length equal to is bent into a semi...
 11.106: Both the Sun and the moon exert gravitational forces on the oceans ...
 11.107: CONTEXTRICH, ENGINEERING APPLICATION United Federation Starship Ex...
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