Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 10 - Think and Explain: 82

Answer

The Earth's acceleration toward the sun is maximum when the net force is maximum, by Newton's second law. The gravitational force is maximum at the perigee, when Earth is closest to the sun. By the same reasoning, at the apogee, the Earth's acceleration is at its minimum.
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.