Imagine two identical objects, each of mass M, orbiting one another on circular orbits, with separation a. b)The system loses energy at a rate.
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Imagine two identical objects, each of mass M, orbiting one another on circular orbits, with separation a.

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a) show that the total orbital energy of binary system is..

b)The system loses energy at a rate...

c) solve diff eqn to find merger time at a=0

d) evaluate merger time for I) and II)

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