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Unformatted text preview: . There are many examples of uniform circular motion, including the banking of curves and the orbiting of satellites. The angle at which a frictionfree curve is banked depends on the radius r of the curve and the speed v at which the curve is to be negotiated, according to tan = v 2 /( rg ). The speed and the period of a satellite in a circular orbit about the earth depend on the radius of the orbit, according to and , where G is the universal gravitational constant and M E is the mass of the earth. Apparent weightlessness and artificial gravity in satellites can be explained in terms of uniform circular motion....
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 Spring '08
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 Circular Motion, Mass

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