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- Homework Statement
- 15. A binary star system consists of two stars of masses m1 and m2 orbiting

about each other. Suppose that the orbits of the stars are circles of radii r1 and r2

centered on the center of mass (Figure 9.42). What is the period of the orbital motion?

- Relevant Equations
- gravitational attraction

Hello guys,

Would it be possible to get some help on how to approach this problem? I don't really understand it. do I need to look at the orbital motion of the center of mass here or? If so how should I start?

Thanks in advance.

Would it be possible to get some help on how to approach this problem? I don't really understand it. do I need to look at the orbital motion of the center of mass here or? If so how should I start?

Thanks in advance.