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Chp. 14 Practice Sheet SOLUTIONS 1. F 2. T 3. T 4. T 5. F 6. C 7. C 8. D 9. B 10. D 11. A 12. B 13. D 14. D 15. B 16. A satellite in orbit has a constant amount of total energy which is the sum of its potenital energy and kinetic energy. The potential energy is greatest furthest away from the planet and here is where kinetic energy is lowest and speed is lowest. As the
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Unformatted text preview: satellite approaches the planet, its potential energy is converted to kinetic energy and it speeds up. The kinetic energy (and speed) is greatest closest to the planet. At all times: Total Energy = P.E. + K.E. = constant....
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