# Satellites circling a space station, circular motion ranking [Solved]

ex1: 2(5000)/T=120 > multiply both sides by T, then divide by120 to get T. Answer= 261.80
Do the same for the rest and the order should be: 4, 3, 1, 2, 6, 5

To find the period, first find the distance each satellite must cover in its orbit by using the equation for circumference, C=pi*r*L.
Then divide the distance by the velocity.

ex1: 2(5000)/T=120 > multiply both sides by T, then divide by120 to get T. Answer= 261.80
Do the same for the rest and the order should be: 4, 3, 1, 2, 6, 5

To rank according to acceleration use the formula for centripetal acceleration (ac): ac= v^2/r
1: (160)^2/2500= 10.24
2: (80)^2/2500= 2.56
3: (80)^2/10,000= .64
4: (40)^2/10,000= .16
5: (120)^2/5000= 2.88
6: (160)^2/5000= 5.12
So then the acceleration would rank as: 1, 6, 5, 2, 3, 4

I see you conveniently forgot to include the correct order for the satellites net force.

Source(s): Mastering Physics

I see you conveniently forgot to include the correct order for the satellites net force.

To find the period, first find the distance each satellite must cover in its orbit by using the equation for circumference, C=pi*r*L.
Then divide the distance by the velocity.

Source(s): Mastering Physics

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