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32.
REASONING AND SOLUTION
According to Equations 4.4 and 4.5, the
acceleration due to gravity at the surface of the neutron star is
11
2
2
30
12
2
23
2
(6.67 10
N m / kg )(2.0 10
kg)
5.3 10 m/s
(5.0 10 m)
Gm
a
r
−
×⋅
×
==
=
×
×
Since the gravitational force is assumed to be constant, the acceleration will be
constant and the speed of the object can be calculated from
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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.
 Spring '08
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