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: 8

Answer

Choice F.

Work Step by Step

By Newton’s third law, the force of the Earth on its moon has the same magnitude as the force on the moon on the Earth. However, the effects on each body differ. The moon is much less massive than Earth, and the force causes it to suffer a greater acceleration.
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