Chapter05-page9 - Physics 235 Chapter 5 GmM E GmM m Fm = m...

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Physics 235 Chapter 5 - 9 - F m = m  r m = GmM E r 2 ˆ r GmM m R 2 ˆ R Figure 6. Geometry used to determine the forces on a volume of water of mass m , located on the surface of the earth. The force exerted by the moon on the center of the earth is equal to F E = M E  r E = GM m M E D 2 ˆ D When we view the motion of the water on earth, we view its motion with respect to the earth. We have used a correct inertial frame to determine the acceleration of the individual components
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This note was uploaded on 01/08/2012 for the course PHY 235 taught by Professor Morgan during the Spring '09 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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