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A satellite falls freely towards the Earth starting from rest at distance R, much larger than the Earth's radius.Treating the Earth as a point mass M then

T=C(R^3/GM)^0.5

where G is gravitational constant

By using equation of motion of the satellite, show that C=pi/2^(1.5)

2. Relevant equations

use GM/r^2=a

3. The attempt at a solution

I m not sure how the satellite falls ...why is pi in the constant C??

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

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# Homework Help: How satellite falls

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