32. REASONING AND SOLUTION The period of rotation is given by T 2 = 4 π 2 r 3 / GM . Comparing the orbital periods for Earth and Venus yields ( T V / T E ) 2 = ( r V / r E ) 3 so that T V / T E = 0.611 The earth's orbital period is 365 days so
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2010 for the course CALC 01:640:135 taught by Professor Soffer during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.