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The path of a very small satellite S in an elliptical orbit around a massive spherical planet P is shown in the figure. The distance from 3 to 4 is the same as from 4 to 5, 9 to 10, and 10 to 11.

(Select T-True, F-False, G-Greater than, L-Less than, E-Equal to, If the first is T and the rest F, enter

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A) The total PE + KE of S at `4' is .... that at `9'.

B) The magnitude of the force on S at `2' is .... at `8'.

C) The PE of S varies with position.

D) The torqe exerted on S is constant

E) S has its minimum speed at `10'.

F) The speed of S at position `2' is .... at `8'.

G) P could be at position X for the orbit of S shown.

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

A) The total PE + KE of S at `4' is .... that at `9'. GREATER THAN

B) The magnitude of the force on S at `2' is .... at `8'. LESS THAN

C) The PE of S varies with position. TRUE, depends on R

D) The torqe exerted on S is constant NOT SURE, FALSE?

E) S has its minimum speed at `10'. LESS THAN

F) The speed of S at position `2' is .... at `8'. LESS THAN

G) P could be at position X for the orbit of S shown. TRUE

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# Homework Help: Elliptical orbit around a massive spherical planet

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