1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Homework Help: Artificial satellite velocity (around the earth)

  1. May 11, 2005 #1
    I know how to find the the velocity if I can use the mass of the earth.

    Is it possible to find it with just the radius and acceleration?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. May 11, 2005 #2
    If you've already calculated the local force of gravity, then you just need to solve the centripetal acceleration equation for velocity.
     
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook