Gravity and orbit

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Tom and Jerry decide to go space travel. They are in a spaceship travelling in a circular orbit completing one revolution in 12 hrs (43200seconds)

a. Calculate speed of the spaceship relative to the centre of the Earth
b. Calculate Tom's weight while he is in orbit around the Earth.
 

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anyone?
 
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Okay... you should probably show some work... do you know the relation between angular velocity and tangential velocity?
 
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no i dont.
 
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DaveC426913
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Ty: PF homework rules state:
You MUST show that you have attempted to answer your question in order to receive help. You MUST make use of the homework template, which automatically appears when a new topic is created in the homework help forums.
 

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