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An orbit is the gravitationally curved path of an object around a point in space. The current understanding of orbital motion is from Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity. This accounts for gravity due to curvature of space-time which orbits following geodesics.

There are some common ways to understand orbits:

- As objects move sideways, it falls toward the central body. However, it moves so quickly that the central body will curve away beneath it.
- A force, like gravity, pulls the object into a curved path as it attempts to fly off in a straight line.
- As the object moves tangentially, it falls toward the central body. However, it has enough tangential velocity to miss the orbited object and will continue falling indefinitely.

Our solar system there is many things which orbit the Sun, planets, dwarf planets, asteroids, comets and space debris. The Sun is called the barycenter in elliptical orbits. Some bodies, such as comets, are not gravitationally bound to the star and therefore are not considered part of the star’s planetary system.

Bohr Atom Relativity

The Bohr atom derived from de Broglie'.r relation. Here is another development of Bohr's results for hydrogen. based directly onthe de Broglie relation. If a de Broglie wavelength can be associated with an electron in orbit. then it seems reasonable to suppose that the circumference of an orbit be equal to an integral number of

Quantum Numbers & Electron Configurations

Would highly appreciate detailed work shown/ explanation on how you got your answer. This entire chapter makes little sense to me. (P.S. If answers are hand written, please do not write in cursive for I have a difficult time reading it) 1. What is the maximum number of electrons that can occupy each of the following subshells

Charged Particle in Magnetic Field. House Wiring.

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Relative Initial Speed Calculated

Vanguard 1, launched in 1958, is the oldest human artefact/satellite in orbit. It weighs 1.47 kg and orbits the Earth every 134.2 minutes. At its closest distance it is 654 km from the surface of the Earth. Assume that it is in a circular orbit and due to a collision with some space junk it loses 20% of its velocity. a) Calc

Burnside Counting, Isometry

1) Let E1, E2, E3, and E4 denote, respectively, the edges ab, bc, cd, and da of the square in the figure below. Write the permutation induced on {E1, E2, E3, E4} by each isometry (symmetry) of the square. [Example: ρH ↦ (E1E3).] Does the symmetry group of the square act faithfully on {E1, E2, E3, E4} 2) The group G = 〈(

Group Operations

The symmetric group Sâ?? operates on two sets U and V of order 3. Decompose the product set UÃ?V into orbits for the diagonal action g(u,v)=(gu,gv), when a) the operations on U and V are transitive, b) the operation on U is transitive, the orbits for the operation on V are {vâ?} and {vâ??,vâ??}.

Physics: Magnitude of electric field, velocity of a particle

Please answer and provide complete steps and explanations. 1. The figure shows a thin rod of length L = 5.0 cm with total charge Q = 2.2 nC What is the magnitude of the electric field E at x= 3.0 cm? 2. A small particle with a charge-to-mass ratio of 3 C/kg is orbiting a small particle of opposite charge at a distance of

Comet Hyakutake: Semi-major axis; compare to distance to Pluto, Alpha Centauri

One of the brightest comets of the 20th century was Comet Hyakutake, which passed close to the sun in early 1996. The orbital period of this comet is estimated to be about 30,000 years. a) Find the semi-major axis of this comet's orbit. r= ? m b) Compare it to the average sun-Pluto distance. (r / r_pluto) = ? Expres

Hohmann transfer of satellite from one orbit to a higher orbit

For a circular orbit around a massive gravitating body, the speed depends on the radius according to Equation 8.3; for elliptical orbits, the speed varies according to the equation V squared=2GM{(1/r)-(1/2a)}, where r is the distance from the massive body and a is the semi major axis of the ellipse(i.e., half the sum of the clos

Displacement and Equations of Kinematics in Two Dimensions

The following problems and conceptual questions are from chapter 3 of "Physics, 7th edition by Cutnell and Johnson". It pertains to displacement, velocity, and acceleration; equations of kinematics in two dimensions; and projectile velocity. Please consider significant figures and if possible, draw visual graphics. Concept

Combination of four quantum numbers

Please see the attached file for full problem details. 6. What does the combination of four quantum numbers (QN) specify? What does the combination of two quantum numbers specify? List the possible values of l if n = 3 List the possible values of ml if l = 3 Which of the following combination of quantum n

(see attached file for calculations)

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Primitive Cubic, Body Centered Cubic and Face Centered Cubic

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Masses in Equilateral Triangle and Net Forces Exerted

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Newton's form of Kepler's third law

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Angular speed of race car, tangential speed, loop-the-loop

1. A race car makes two and a half laps around a circular track in 3 mins. What is the car's average angular speed? Answer: - 0.087 rad/s 2. A wheel of radius 1.5m rotates at a uniform speed. If a point on a rim of the wheel has a centripetal acceleration of 1.2m/s^2, what is the point's tangential speed? Answer: - 1.3m/s

Questions about Saturn, Titan, and outer jovian planets are posed.

1. What did the Voyager mission discover about the main rings of Saturn? a. There are several moons inside the inner-most ring. b. The ring system is much thicker than originally believed. c. They were less dense than the rings of Jupiter. d. They are composed of tens of thousands of narrow ringlets. e. There are hund


See attached Section 9.1, Page 550 108) Comparing wind chills. Through experimentation in Antarctica, Paul Siple developed the formula to calculate the wind chill temperature W (in degrees Fahrenheit) from the wind velocity v (in miles per hour, mph) and the air temperature t (in degrees Fahrenheit). Use this formula to

Force on a Satellite due to Drag

Calculate the force on a satellite due to drag and the mass of propellant needed to overcome the drag force. Sun synchronous orbit alt = 700 km Mass of satellite = 800 kg Assume Cd = 2 Thruster Isp = 80 s Propellant = N2 (Molecular Weight = 28, etc) Propellant temperature = 280 K Length of satellite = 4 m Width (diame

Algebra - A result of Kepler's harmonic law is that the mass of a planet (M) with a satellite is directly proportional to the cube of the mean distance (d) from the satellite to the planet and inversely ... [See the attached Question File.]

Problem: A result of Kepler's harmonic law is that the mass of a planet (M) with a satellite is directly proportional to the cube of the mean distance (d) from the satellite to the planet and inversely proportional to the square of the period of revolution )p). Early astronomers estimated the mass of the earth to be 5.976 x 1024

7 Multiple choice questions on various phenomenon of physics

Please assist with the attached problems that I am having problems solving. Any help is appreciated. Thank you. 1. The x and y components of a displacement vector are -3.00 m and +4.00 m, respectively. What angle does this vector make with the positive x axis? a. 233 degrees b. 127 degrees c. -53.0 degrees d. 53.0 degre

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Magnitude of Two Charged Particles

Please see the attached file. Please solve with explanation. Two charged particles are traveling in circular orbits with the same speed in a region of uniform magnetic field that is directed into the page, as shown. The magnitude of the charge on each particle is identical, but the signs of the charges are unequal. Which one

The Mid Atlantic Ridge is found

1) The Mid Atlantic Ridge is found : a) near the middle of a continental plate. b) where two tectonic plates collide c) along divergent plate boundaries d) at a subduction zone e) associated with a hot spot. 2) The magnetic stripes from seafloor data recorded off the coast of Vancouver and Washington State: a) were cr

The Speed of Light

1. A celebrity holds a press conference, which is televised live. A television viewer hears the sound picked up by a microphone directly in front of the celebrity. This viewer is seated 2.6 m from the television set. A reporter at the press conference is located 3.7 m from the microphone and hears the words directly at the very

Identifying the Hypothesis Statement

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