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Homework Help: Equatorial Velocity

  1. Mar 13, 2007 #1
    can someone please help me with these two problems i am struggling with, i don't know why but i can not get these two problems for the life of me

    What is the equatorial velocity of the sun in meters/sec?
    What is the equatorial velocity of the sun in feet/sec?
    Is this faster or slower than the speed of sound?
    is the speed of sound 344m/s, 770mph,1238km/hr?
    Thanks for your help....
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 13, 2007 #2
    short answer: no the speed of sound depends on a variety of factors, recall if you ever inhaled helium and what it did to the pitch of your voice. The equatorial speed of the sun can be looked up.
  4. Mar 13, 2007 #3
    i tried google-ing the answer but to no avail, should i look on some sort of scientific search engine to find the equatorial velocity of the sun???
  5. Mar 13, 2007 #4
    try rotational velocity, or sun's rotation velocity...u'll find it
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