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Exam 5 SAR Physics AM Kolchin 1. Universal Law of Gravitation: F g = G m 1 m 2 r 2 where: F g = the gravitational force between two objects (in N ). m 1 and m 2 are masses of the objects (in kg ). r is the distance between the centers of gravity of the two objects (in m ). G = 6 . 67 * 10 - 11 N · m 2 /kg 2 ; ”Big G”. 2. Universal Law of Gravitation applied to a planet’s sur- face . F g = G m M planet R 2 planet where: F g = the gravitational force of the planet on an object
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Unformatted text preview: at the planet’s surface. • m is the mass of the object. • M planet is the mass of the planet. • R planet is the radius of the planet. 3. Gravitational force of a planet on an object at the planet’s surface. F g = m g planet example: g Earth = 10 m/s 2 1 4. Escape velocity from an object (such as a planet or star): v escape = v u u t 2 GM object R object 2...
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