ch13-p060 - 60. Although altitudes are given, it is the...

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(a) The ratio of potential energies is / 1 . /2 BB A AA B UG m M r r m M r r == = (b) Using Eq. 13-38, the ratio of kinetic energies is 1 . 2 A B KG m M rr m M = (c) From Eq. 13-40, it is clear that the satellite with the largest value of r has the smallest value of | E | (since r is in the denominator). And since the values of E are negative, then the smallest value of | E | corresponds to the largest energy E . Thus, satellite B has the largest energy. (d) The difference is
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