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nmsurobert

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I'm setting up a lab for my class and I've found this equation, but I can't find where a constant value is coming from.

"...the speed of rotation of the rings is related to their radius (from the center of Saturn) by the following equation:

where R is the distance from the center of Saturn to the ring in multiples of the radius of Saturn (R = 1 corresponds to a distance of 60.268 km)."

The only relation I can find between 29.4 and Saturn, is that it take 29.4 years for Saturn to complete an orbit. I don't think that has anything to do with this equation though.

Can anyone here explain to me where 29.4 is coming from?

"...the speed of rotation of the rings is related to their radius (from the center of Saturn) by the following equation:

where R is the distance from the center of Saturn to the ring in multiples of the radius of Saturn (R = 1 corresponds to a distance of 60.268 km)."

The only relation I can find between 29.4 and Saturn, is that it take 29.4 years for Saturn to complete an orbit. I don't think that has anything to do with this equation though.

Can anyone here explain to me where 29.4 is coming from?