1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Slingshot method problem?

  1. Oct 26, 2009 #1
    I trying to figure the hyperbola curve for a object heading towards Jupiter like a satellite [voyager] how would you graph the equation in polar cord.

    i know the speed of the object at time zero is 40m/s at a distance of 5000,000 kilometers from Jupiter center

    i know newton second law f=m*a which would be for both masses * acceleration of the object equal the force


    What i am having problems with graphing the equation in polar cord of the satellite passing Jupiter slingshot method ? how would i do this? i know it calculus please help

    thanks Steve If this problem been solved in the past where is the problem in a text book or something? and where can i find it

    also would this deal with Newtonian physics or astro physics ? which one
     
  2. jcsd
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Can you offer guidance or do you also need help?
Draft saved Draft deleted



Similar Discussions: Slingshot method problem?
  1. Giant Slingshot (Replies: 4)

  2. Magnetic slingshot (Replies: 2)

  3. Slingshots and Energy (Replies: 2)

Loading...