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: 69



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6100 We find the orbit speed of the moon to see what the puck needs to go into orbit: $v_{orbit}=\sqrt{GM}{R}$ $v_{orbit}=\sqrt{\frac{(6.67\times10^{-11})(7.35\times10^{22})}{{1737\times10^3}}}=1680 \ m/s = 6050 \ km/h $ The pucks are not going near this fast, so there is no chance they will go into orbit.
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