Grav Sling Shot

  • Thread starter Phymath
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i was wondering how a grav sling shot works, a text book of mine says is an inelastic collision with the planets gravational feild, however im not familiar with a non-traditional momentum problem/collision when there are no contact forces, does the gravity field just do work on the slinged shot projectile, further more how could u calc its trajectory, and yes i know become an aerospace engie is an answer im not looking for that...

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