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Frequency and Orbit Problem

  1. Feb 12, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Which is greater, the frequency of the Moon’s revolution about the Earth, or the frequency of Earth’s revolution about the Sun? How much (factor) greater?

    2. Relevant equations

    f=1/p
    p=period

    3. The attempt at a solution
    Earth= 1 Revolution/365 days (1 rev/31536000 s)
    Moon= 1 Rev/27.322 days (1 rev/2360620.8 s)
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 12, 2013 #2
    So you have two numbers, 1/365 and 1/27. Can't you say which one is greater?

    As an aside: the word "month", in many languages, including English,, comes from the word "moon". How does the frequency of changing months compare with that of changing years?
     
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