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Escape from gravitational field

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1. A satellite is revolving very close to earth. what is the % increases in velocity needed to escape from the gravitational field of earth


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v= root gh

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Sorry, i dont have any solution .
 

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You have to tell us, what you know. What does escape from the gravitational field of the Earth mean? How far can the satellite go away from the Earth with the increased velocity?
 
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No need for a full solution on PF. But definite need to know what you do have: equations, attempted solution etc.

##v = \sqrt{gh} ## isn't good enough: need to escape from earth gravitational field, so ##h \rightarrow \infty ##
 

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