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## Homework Statement

There are two objects in space: a larger (mass = M) and smaller (mass = m). The smaller mass is above the larger object. The smaller object has a velocity (v) that is parallel to the horizontal so that θ = 0. The smaller object is being accelerated by Newtons law of Gravitation. The acceleration vector (a) forms an angle (γ) with the velocity vector (v).

After some time (t), the smaller object has changed its position so that it is to the right of the larger object.

Question:

*At time = t, is the velocity is:*

a) at angle θ (0° relative to the horizontal)

b) at angle γ - relative to the acceleration

c) none of the above (explain the angle of velocity)

a) at angle θ (0° relative to the horizontal)

b) at angle γ - relative to the acceleration

c) none of the above (explain the angle of velocity)

## Homework Equations

F

_{g}= GM / x

^{2}

v

_{f}= v

_{i}+ at