Lab 07- Energy in binary star program

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Lab 07: Energy in binary star program (Lab) BRANDON JARROTT FELDKAMP PHYS 2211, section M, Fall 2008 Instructor: Jennifer Curtis Web Assign Current Score: 30 out of 30 Due: Monday, October 13, 2008 09:00 AM EDT Description VPython, energy in binary star program Instructions When you turn in your program, WebAssign will display full credit, but there may be deductions later when a grader inspects your work. The due date for this assignment is past. Your work can be viewed below, but no changes can be made. 1. 15/15 points Modify your orbit program to produce graphs of K , U , and K+U vs. time, and also vs. the distance r between the planet and the star. See the instructions on the course website. In the instructions you were asked to experiment with the program in various ways. The following questions relate to what you observed when experimenting with your program. (a) Use the following initial conditions: "Sun" located at < 0, 0, 0 > m (mass of fixed star is 2e30 kg) "Earth" initially located at < 1.5e11 , 0, 0 > m (mass of planet is 1e30 kg) Initial velocity of "Earth" < 0, 2.99e4 , 0 > m/s Initial momentum of "Sun" chosen such that orbits are closed ("center of mass" of the
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2010 for the course PHYS 2211 taught by Professor Prog during the Spring '09 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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