Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (3rd Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321993721
ISBN 13: 978-0-32199-372-4

Chapter 8 - Exercises and Problems - Page 143: 65


$1.58\times10^{16} \ kg$

Work Step by Step

We use the equation for the force of gravity and Newton's second law to find: $ma=\frac{GMm}{r^2}$ $ a= \frac{GM}{r^2}$ Thus, if we plot $ \frac{G}{r^2}$ versus a, it will be a straight line of slope M. Doing this, we find that the asteroid's mass is $1.58\times10^{16} \ kg$.
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