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I am doing a lab-"Kepler's Laws and Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation". There is an image representing various positions, at equal intervals, of a satelitte in an elliptical orbit around the earth. A list of planets and their radi and periods are given. I have calculated acceleration using two formulas a=GMm/r^2 and a=4pi^2r/T^2

Question states: "Calculate acceleration using the two equations and compare the results. Do your results confirm Newton's law of universal gravitation?"

2. Relevant equations

F=Gm1m2/r^2

3. The attempt at a solution

Ex. of results: accleration obtained for Venus using 1st equation= 5.5407*10^24 and using 2nd equation=0.0113286

I was expecting them to be the same...please help

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# Homework Help: Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation

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