﻿  Does the escape speed of a body from the earth depend on: (a) the mass of the body, (b) the location from where it is projected, (c) the direction of projection, (d) the height of the location from where the body is launched? from Physics Gravitation Class 11 Manipur Board

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Does the escape speed of a body from the earth depend on:
(a) the mass of the body,

(b) the location from where it is projected,

(c) the direction of projection,

(d) the height of the location from where the body is launched?

The escape velocity is independent of the mass of the body and the direction of projection. It depends upon the gravitational potential at the point from where the body is launched. Gravitational potential depends slightly on the latitude and height of the point, therefore, the escape velocity depends on these factors.
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The position co-ordinates of two particles of masses m1 and m2are (x1, y1, z1) and (x2, y2, z2) respectively. Find the coordinates of the centre of mass.

The position vectors of masses m1 and m2 are respectively, Let the position coordinates of the centre of mass be (X, Y, Z).

Therefore the position vector of centre of mass is, Since,     Comparing the coefficients of , we get 669 Views

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