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*Part 1*

A satellite is in a circular orbit 4000 km above

the Earth’s surface; i.e., it moves on a circular

path under the inﬂuence of nothing but the

Earth’s gravity. Find the speed of the satellite. The radius of the Earth is 6.37 x10^6 , and the acceleration of gravity at the satellite’s altitude is3.71055 m/s^2.

Answer in units of km/s

*Part 2*

Find the time it takes to complete one orbit

around the Earth.

Answer in units of s.

2. Relevant equations

a=v^2/r

Fc=mv^2/r

3. The attempt at a solution

For part one, I used a=v^2/r (3.71055=v^2/(6.37x10^6+4,000,000) and then converted it to km/s. I got 3.84784035 km/s which was wrong. Am i doing something wrong?

I also have no idea how to do part 2 :(

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# Circular Motion (Orbiting Objects)

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