Group 4 Project (Physics)

Group 4 Project (Physics) - Tidal Heating GravitationalForce

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Tidal Heating can be deduced by Newton’s  Universal Gravitational Law Gravitational Force
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Different masses between the two objects affects  the tidal heating. Europa’s mass=              Moon’s Mass=  Jupiter is 318 times the mass of Earth 4.80 × 10 22 7.3477 × 10 22 Comparison Between Earth,Moon and Jupiter, Europa
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Using the differences of the gravitational force  between a satellite and the massive central planet,  we can find the tidal force. Tidal Force
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The shape of Europa is changed to a relative oval  shape compared to a sphere by gravitational force No tidal heating due to constant shape traveling in a  almost circular orbit around Jupiter (tidal locking) Synchronous Orbit (Tidal Locking)
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planet, it’s orbital is quite perfectly circular. If tidal  locking is also going on, there will be no tidal  heating on the satellite, because no change in shape. Synchronous Orbit
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This note was uploaded on 12/31/2011 for the course PHYS 200 taught by Professor Johnwill during the Spring '11 term at Ave Maria.

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Group 4 Project (Physics) - Tidal Heating GravitationalForce

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