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Unformatted text preview: NULG - both have mass so they exert a forces on each other N3L - These forces are equal and opposite N2L - The force produces a large acceleration on the small body and a small acceleration on the big body. An observer sees the small body fall towards the large body (the large body falls upwards only marginally). If the initial speed v was small and the closest separation was small, the observer sees the small body fall down onto the large body. If the speed v and/or initial separation r was large enough, he sees the smaller body begin to orbit the larger body. If the speed v was even larger he sees the small body deflected from its path but not captured (the larger body is also deflected, but not by much)....
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This note was uploaded on 03/15/2011 for the course ASTR 2003 taught by Professor Bursick,s during the Spring '08 term at Arkansas.
- Spring '08