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Homework Help: Calculating centripetal acceleration between moon and satelite

  1. Feb 24, 2010 #1
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  3. Feb 24, 2010 #2


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    Not quite, but you are on the right track. [tex] GMm/r^2 [/tex] is a measure of force. Technically to find the acceleration, set it equal to ma and, solve for a. Then, to solve your original problem, note how a varies with r.
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