IB Physics: Orbits

The 3D potential diagrams are very useful for visualising fields as they show where the force is greatest (gradient) as well as where the potential is greatest.When dealing with satellites its a good idea to mention the different types of satellite in orbit around the Earth. Students are often amazed at how far away TV satellites are (about 6RE).One thing that often confuses is that as a body rises from the Earth it"s...

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