find distance of com from moon?

Asked by Ayushi Tiwari | 28th Nov, 2013, 09:43: PM

Expert Answer:

We want to find the centre of mass from moon, hence we take the origin at moon.
Then the distance of centre of mass is given as (considering suffix 1 for earth and suffix 2 for moon)
 
 
This indicates that the centre of mass of earth-moon system is inside the earth's surface.

Answered by Romal Bhansali | 29th Nov, 2013, 09:48: AM

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