Gravity_51

# Gravity_51 - Astronomy Ranking Task Gravity Exercise#5...

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Copyright © 2005 Center for Astronomy Education (CAE) University of Arizona Astronomy Ranking Task: Gravity Exercise #5 Description: The figures below (A – D) each show a large central asteroid along with two other asteroids located to the right and left of the central asteroid. The masses (m) of the asteroids are expressed in arbitrary units, and the distance (d) from the center asteroid is also expressed in arbitrary units. d = 3 m = 3 C d = 2 m = 5 m = 10 d = 3 m = 3 d = 3 m = 5 m = 10 d = 3 m = 3 B d = 3 m = 5 m = 10 d = 3 m = 10 D d = 3 m = 5 m = 10 A

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Copyright © 2005 Center for Astronomy Education (CAE) University of Arizona Ranking Instructions: Rank (from greatest to least) the strength of the net (or total)
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Unformatted text preview: Rank (from greatest to least) the strength of the net (or total) gravitational force exerted on the center asteroid by its two neighboring asteroids. Ranking Order: Greatest 1 _____ 2 _____ 3 _____ 4 _____ Least Or, gravitational forces are all the same strength. _________ (indicate with a check mark) Carefully explain your reasoning for ranking this way: ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________...
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