What is the comet's speed at the midpoint?

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A binary star system has two stars, each with the same mass as our sun, separated by 1.10×1012 . A comet is very far away and essentially at rest. Slowly but surely, gravity pulls the comet toward the stars. Suppose the comet travels along a straight line that passes through the midpoint between the two stars.

My question is "What is the comet's speed at the midpoint?"

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Hootenanny
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And what is your question?
 
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And what is your question?


sorry forget to post my question....

What is the comet's speed at the midpoint?

Thank you
 
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HINT: Conservation of energy.
 
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“While we teach, we learn.” - Seneca
This can't be true!
 
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This can't be true!
And why not? :cool:
 
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And why not? :cool:

No hard feelings sir :biggrin: but one really can't teach anybody if he tries to learn while he teaches. He must be perfect in his own sense.
 
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ritwik, please do not derail a homework thread. If you wish to have a conversation about a member's signature, please do so privately using the PM option.
 
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I am awfully sorry!!
 

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