Q. 5

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Book edition
4th

Author(s)
Randall D. Knight

Pages
1240 pages

ISBN
9780133942651

The International Space Station orbits above the surface of the earth. What is the gravitational force on a sphere inside the International Space Station?

The gravitational force on the sphere inside the International Space Station is

Height at which International Space Station orbits = , mass of sphere =

Height of the ball:

Mass of the ball:

Mass of earth:

Radius of earth:

Universal gravitational constant:

The formula to be used is :

The distance between the center of earth to the center of the ball is :

So, the gravitational force on the ball due to earth is :

The gravitational force on the sphere inside the International Space Station is

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