An object weighs 10 N at the north pole of the earth. In a geostationary satellite, at a distance 7R from the centre of earth (of radius R), what will be its true weight & apparent weight ?

Asked by Nidhi Jarodiya | 11th Oct, 2013, 10:56: PM

Expert Answer:

Weight of object is 10 N.
 
Thus, weight at a distance of 7R is
 
Tha apparent weight is zero as the object is in a geostationary satellite, and hence does not feel the gravitational attraction of earth.

Answered by Romal Bhansali | 12th Oct, 2013, 06:19: PM

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