Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 5 - Circular Motion; Gravitation - Misconceptual Questions: 7


Choice D.

Work Step by Step

The Earth does attract the moon. The moon stays in orbit because it has a horizontal velocity. It is falling toward the center of the Earth, but because it is also moving “sideways”, it stays at roughly the same distance from the Earth’s center.
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