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Net Force Help

  1. Jun 17, 2008 #1
    Q.Calculate the velocity of a satellite moving in a stable circular orbit around the earth at a height of 5200km.

    A. I wasn't sure which formula to use on this problem is it Ac=(V^2)/r
     
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  3. Jun 17, 2008 #2

    rock.freak667

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    Well I don't know what other information you have

    But what provides the centripetal force needed to keep the satellite in the orbit?
     
  4. Jun 18, 2008 #3

    tiny-tim

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    Welcome to PF!

    Hi smaxemow ! Welcome to PF! :smile:
    Simple answer: yes. :smile:

    That gives you the acceleration.

    And now you need to know the force … :smile:
     
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