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Homework Help: Earth's centripetal acceleration around the Sun

  1. Feb 21, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    The earth has a mass of 6 x 10 24kg and orbits the sun in 3.15 x 10 7 seconds at a constant circular distance of 1.5 x 10 11 m. What is the earth's centripetal acceleration around the Sun?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Feb 21, 2013 #2


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    What are the two most common formulae/expressions for centripetal acceleration? One of them is more appropriate for the date you are working with.
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