Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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

Chapter 1 - Introduction, Measurement, Estimating - Search and Learn: 3


Circumference $4\times10^7 m$ Radius $6.37 \times 10^{6} m$

Work Step by Step

The meter was originally defined so that the distance from the Earth’s equator to either pole was 10 million meters. Assuming a spherical Earth, the circumference would be 4 times that, or 40 million meters. Use the circumference to find the radius of $r = \frac{40,000,000 m}{2 \pi} = 6.37 \times 10^{6} m$.
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