Q. 53

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Book edition
4th

Author(s)
Randall D. Knight

Pages
1240 pages

ISBN
9780133942651

How much energy would be required to move the earth into a circular orbit with a radius larger than its current radius?

Total of energy would be required to move the earth into a circular orbit with a radius .

New radius of the circular orbit is larger than the current radius.

Excess energy

Here, gravitational constant .

Mass of the sun, .

Mass of the earth, .

Initial radius of earth's orbit, .

New radius of earth's orbit, .

Substitute the values and obtain.

Total of energy would be required to move the earth into a circular orbit with a radius .

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