Derive an equation and solve for the speed of a satellite in geosynchronous orbit. You may NOT use the value of the satellite’s altitude or radius in your calculations. If you do, you will receive no credit.
- You should use your knowledge of forces and uniform circular motion for this assignment.
- DO NOT use the rotational kinematics from chapter 10. If you do you will receive NO credit.
- DO NOT attempt to apply Kepler’s Laws. If you do you will receive NO credit.
2. Relevant equations
I have arrived at a solution, but I suspect that I have used rotational kinematics. Can someone confirm or dismiss this?
3. The attempt at a solution
Here is a screenshot from my Maple work. It is relationship1 (1) and (2) that I am worried about.
Thanks in advance.