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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.
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