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An earth satellite of mass M circles the earth with speed V . The change in momentum when it goes halfway around the earth is:

An earth satellite of mass M circles the earth with speed V . The change in momentum when it goes halfway around the earth is:

Grade:12th pass

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Arun
25758 Points
3 years ago
Dear student
 
The speed of satellite remains constant at each point of its circular path but velocity change whenever direction change .
Let initially angular momentum of satellite p = r x Mv
change in momentum of satellite = 2 ( rx Mv) = 2p

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