Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 10 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 17

Answer

The satellite is moving fastest when it is nearest the Earth, and moving the slowest when it is farthest from the Earth. As the satellite moves farther away from the Earth, it slows down, and as it moves closer to the Earth, it regains that speed.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 194 and shown in Figure 10.27.
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