University Physics with Modern Physics with Mastering Physics (11th Edition)

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12.5: a) Denoting the earth-sun separation as R and the distance from the earth as x , the distance for which the forces balance is obtained from , ) ( 2 E 2 S x m GM x R m GM = - which is solved for m. 10 59 . 2 1 8 E S × = + = M M R x b) The ship could not be at equilibrium for long, in that the point where the forces
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Unformatted text preview: balance is moving in a circle, and to move in that circle requires some force. The spaceship could continue toward the sun with a good navigator on board....
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