ASE 366K Problem Set #3
Posting Date
: September 16, 2009
Due Date
:
September 24, 2009
Turn in homework at the beginning
of class. If you have any doubts about your ability to make
it to class on time, you may turn in your problem solutions by sliding them under my oﬃce door
(WRW 411C) the day before they are due. Be prepared to answer any of these problems—or
similar problems—on an upcoming exam. You may discuss your solutions with classmates, but
do not swap work. Only one of the homework problems, chosen at random, (or one part of one
problem, if that part is suﬃciently involved) will be graded thoroughly. The grade given to the
homework set will be based primarily on this problem. The other problems will be graded on
a credit/nocredit basis depending on whether a solution was attempted.
(1) In our discussion on orbital period and mean motion in lecture, we ended up deriving
the relation
n
2
a
3
=
μ
(1)
where
n
= 2
π/P
is the mean motion,
a
is the semimajor axis, and
μ
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