We can consider the Sun to be a satellite of the Milky Way. The Sun revolves around the center of the Milky Way with a radius of 8 kpc. The period of revolution is 230 million years. What is the mass of the Milky Way?
A ball is attached to a string and swung so that it travels in a horizontal circle.
Suddenly the angular velocity is increased. Will the angle with the vertical increase, decrease or stay the same? Justify your answer.
A ball of mass 0.2 kg is attached to a massless string 1 m long and swung so that it travels in a horizontal circle of radius 0.5 m.
a) Draw a free-body diagram.
b) Find the force of tension in the string as the ball swings in a horizontal circle.
c) Find the period of the ball’s motion.
A curved road is banked at an angle β, and there is no friction between the road and the car’s tires. The road has a radius of curvature of 50 m.
A car has a speed of 90 km/h.
Find angle β.
A car has a mass of 1500 kg and travels with a speed of 5 m/s. The car passes over the top of a convex bridge that has a radius of curvature equal to 10 m. What is the force of the bridge on the car as it passes over the top?
A student conducted an experiment to measure the acceleration of gravity. He used a conical pendulum. The conical pendulum is a string with a bob (weight) that revolves around an axis through its point of suspension.
A geostationary satellite is a satellite in geostationary orbit, with an orbital period the same as the Earth’s rotation period. The geostationary orbit is a circular orbit directly above the Earth’s equator.
How high above the Earth’s surface must the geostationary satellite be placed into orbit?