I have this problem for my AP Physics class that discusses the moon circling around the Earth. I am given the mass of the moon, time it takes for one revolution, and the moon's distance from the Earth (the radius of rotation). I am supposed to find out the tangential speed of the Moon travelling around the Earth, and put it into scientific notation. Easy enough, because tangential speed is simply the distance the moon is from the Earth times two times pi divided by the time it takes for one full revolution. However, no matter what the distance is, when ever doing any operation involving pi you will end up with an irrational number. How are you supposed to write a neverending number in scientific notation? Also what exactly does it mean by radius of rotation? Am I doing anything wrong or is my formula for tangential speed incorrent?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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# Homework Help: Tangential speed of moon around earth

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