68 373
Assignments Done
98,5%
Successfully Done
In November 2018

Answer to Question #15271 in Mechanics | Relativity for Priyanka

Question #15271
Obtain an expression for the time period of a satellite orbiting the earth
Expert's answer
The gravitation force is equal to the centripetal force:

GMm/r² = mV²/r, or GM/r = mV² ==> V = √(GM/r).
T = 2pi*r / V

So,

T = 2pi*r / √(GM/r).

Here T is the time period, r is the orbit radius, G is the gravity constant, and M is the the mass of the Earth.

Need a fast expert's response?

Submit order

and get a quick answer at the best price

for any assignment or question with DETAILED EXPLANATIONS!

Comments

No comments. Be first!

Leave a comment

Ask Your question

Submit
Privacy policy Terms and Conditions