planet of massm moves in a circular orbit of radius R around a Sun (of mass M),
under the influence of the Sun’s gravitational force, given by
where G is Newton’s gravitational constant and is radial basis vector.
(i) Write down Newton's second law.
My answer:
ii) Show component of second law leads to and the leads to
There's more I'll add later
I spent 20 minutes fixing your incomprehensible post (numerous latex errors, formatting problems etc.) and then posted a reply that told you exactly how to do (ii). And, as already said, (i) can be found in most textbooks that cover this material, not to mention your class notes.
In response to all this you decide to be sarcastic. You could not be bothered taking the trouble to fix your post but apparently expect people to come along, decipher it and then type out a complete solution.
I suggest you take the time to actually think about what I posted.
Even giving you the benefit of the doubt here, you should have known that your post # 3 would come across as sarcastic (I would certainly read it that way, if I was not given any further information), since immediately after calling mr f's post "useful", you ask for more help, generally. The implication here is that mr f's post was useless, and so you're casting about for some "real" help. If you had genuinely found mr f's post useful, it would have made more sense for you to ask clarifying questions specific to mr f's post.
It is not enough to have the truth - you must present it in a winsome way. (Just look at the Challenger disaster as an example of not presenting the truth winsomely enough!) To be able to do this is a crucial life skill. I speak feelingly, because I have long had problems with this, and the lack of this skill has cost me a very great deal of time and money.
For (i), the LHS is the mass times the acceleration, written in tangential and normal components. The RHS is the sole force of gravitation.Anyway, I don't have a textbook so that advice isn't helpful.
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That would be the correct answer. But, because you had the LaTeX square root symbol incorrect (have to use backslashes, not forward-slashes), it looked like your square root was in the denominator.
and then I had to find the period around the planets sun. so period= and w= but I'm getting a factor of 1/t that shouldn't be there (it's a show that question). Thanks
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You could either take the derivative of your answer, or simply go back to the original differential equation. Since it's a linear function you're dealing with, the t should go away upon differentiation.