Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (3rd Edition)

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Chapter 8 - Section 8.3 - Orbital Motion - Got It?: 8.2

Answer

Hyperbolic > parabolic > elliptical > circular

Work Step by Step

The further the orbit spirals outward, the greater the initial velocity must be. This makes sense, for in order to get further away from earth's gravitational field, objects need to have a higher velocity. (In contrast, the circular orbit does not escape the gravitational field, so it does not need as large of an initial velocity.
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