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Circular Motion and Gravitation
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C.2.
Gravitation
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Newton’s Law of Gravitation
Overview
Determining the effect of changing the distance between two objects or the masses of the objects on the force of gravity using the equation F = G (m
_{1 }
m
_{2}
) /r
^{2 }
Determining the gravitational force acting on an object using the equation F = G (m
_{1 }
m
_{2}
) /r
^{2}
Determining the acceleration of an object using F = G (m
_{1}
m
_{2}
) /r
^{2}
due to the gravitational force from another object
Determining the speed of an object in uniform circular motion due to the gravitational force from another object
Determining the period of an object in uniform circular motion due to the gravitational force from another object
Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion
Overview
Solving problems involving Kepler’s Third Law, using the proportion (T
_{1}
^{2}
) / (r
_{1}
^{3}
) = (T
_{2}
^{2}
) / (r
_{2}
^{3)}
Newton’s Law of Gravitation — Determining the gravitational force acting on an object using the equation F = G (m
_{1 }
m
_{2}
) /r
^{2}
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