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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.
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