Ch13-p042 - 42(a Applying Eq 13-21 and the Pythagorean theorem leads to 2GmM GM2 U = 2D 2 y D2 where M is the mass of particle B(also that of

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42. (a) Applying Eq. 13-21 and the Pythagorean theorem leads to U = © ¨ § ¹ ¸ · GM 2 2 D + 2 GmM y 2 + D 2 where M is the mass of particle B (also that of particle C ) and m is the mass of particle A . The value given in the problem statement (for infinitely large y , for which the second
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