College Physics

1st Edition
Paul Peter Urone + 1 other
Publisher: OpenStax College
ISBN: 9781938168000



College Physics

1st Edition
Paul Peter Urone + 1 other
Publisher: OpenStax College
ISBN: 9781938168000
Chapter 8, Problem 6PE
Textbook Problem

The mass of Earth is 5.972 × 10 24 kg and its orbital radius is an average of 1.496 × 10 11 m. Calculate its linear momentum.

To determine

The linear momentum

Explanation of Solution

Given info:

Mass of earth m=5.972×1027kg

Distance between earth and sun i.e. its orbital radius is


We know that Motion of earth is in circular path around sun

Therefore, considering it as a circular motion

Time taken will be


We know that


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