Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (4th Edition) Clone

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Chapter 8 - Exercises and Problems - Page 149: 76

Answer

b. 8 hours

Work Step by Step

We use the equation for period to find: $T=\sqrt{\frac{4\pi^2r^3}{GM_E}}$ $T=\sqrt{\frac{4\pi^2(20,200\times10^3)^3}{(6.67\times10^{-11})(5.97\times10^{24})}}\approx \fbox{8 hours}$
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