Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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

Chapter 8 - Rotational Motion - Problems: 3

Answer

5300 m.

Work Step by Step

The subtended angle (in radians) is the spot diameter divided by the Earth to moon distance. $$1.4 \times 10^{-5} rad=\frac{D}{3.8 \times 10^{8}m}$$ Solve for $D \approx 5300 m$.
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