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## Homework Statement

## Homework Equations

f = ma

m

_{1}= mass of moon

m

_{2}= mass of earth

## The Attempt at a Solution

Ok this is crunch time here and i am NOT Kobe Bryant

I have chosen gravitation between the moon and Earth for this project. I will start with the net force on the moon as

∑F

_{System}= (Gm

_{1}m

_{2})/(R

^{2}) = ma

i will only be focusing on the moving body (the moon) so to find the acceleration i will use

(Gm

_{1}m

_{2})/(R

^{2}*m

_{1}) = a

ok. Now this project is in excel. So i will use rienmann sums to derive my velocity and position graphs.

This is where i am stuck, i will integrate the acceleration which is

(Gm

_{1}m

_{2})/(R

^{2}*m

_{1}) = a

now the radius is changing with respect to time between the Earth and the moon, now i need to figure out how to find the radius with respect to time as well as figure out my constants of integration (which i think will be the previous velocity in the row on top in excel. i will start with some random velocity and position and integrate them.