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# Gravitation: Distance between earth and the moon.

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Assume that the moon orbits the earth in a circular orbit. From the observed orbital period of 27.3 d, calculate the distance of the moon from the center of the earth. Assume that the motion of the moon is determined solely by the gravitational force exerted on it by the earth, and use the mass of the earth given in appendix F.

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Assume that the moon orbits the earth in a circular orbit. From the observed orbital period of 27.3 d, calculate the distance of the moon from the center ...

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The distance between the earth and the moon is calculated using the orbital period of the moon.

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