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The total energy of a circularly orbiting satellite is

a)

Twice the kinetic energy of the satellite

b)

Half the kinetic energy of the satellite

c)

Twice the potential energy of the satellite

d)

Half the potential energy of the satellite


Question ID - 54481 | Toppr Answer

The total energy of a circularly orbiting satellite is

a)

Twice the kinetic energy of the satellite

b)

Half the kinetic energy of the satellite

c)

Twice the potential energy of the satellite

d)

Half the potential energy of the satellite

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Answer Key : (d) -

(d)

Kinetic energy of the satellite is    …(i)

Potential energy of the satellite is    …(ii)

Total energy of the satellite is    …(iii)

Divide (iii) by (i), we get  or

Divide (iii) by (ii), we get  or



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