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A projectile is shot directly away from Earth's surface. Neglect the rotation of the Earth. What multiple of Earth's radius RE gives the radial distance (from the Earth's center) the projectile reaches if (a) its initial speed is 0.434 of the escape speed from Earth and (b) its initial kinetic energy is 0.434 of the kinetic energy required to escape Earth? (Give your answers as unitless numbers.) (c) What is the least initial mechanical energy required at launch if the projectile is to escape Earth?

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A projectile is shot directly away from Earth's surface. Neglect
the rotation of the Earth. What multiple of Earth's radius RE gives
the radial distance (from the Earth's center) the projectile
reaches if (a) its initial speed is 0.480 of the escape speed from
Earth and (b) its initial kinetic energy is 0.480 of the kinetic
energy required to escape Earth? (Give your answers as unitless
numbers.) (c) What is the least initial mechanical energy required
at launch if the...

A projectile is shot directly away from Earth's surface. Neglect
the rotation of the Earth. What multiple of Earth's radius RE gives
the radial distance (from the Earth's center) the projectile
reaches if (a) its initial speed is 0.763 of the escape speed from
Earth and (b) its initial kinetic energy is 0.763 of the kinetic
energy required to escape Earth? (Give your answers as unitless
numbers.) (c) What is the least initial mechanical energy required
at launch if the...

A projectile is shot directly away from Earth's surface. Neglect
the rotation of the Earth. What multiple of Earth's radius
RE gives the radial distance (from the Earth's
center) the projectile reaches if(a) its initial
speed is 0.335 of the escape speed from Earth and
(b) its initial kinetic energy is 0.335 of the
kinetic energy required to escape Earth? (Give your answers as
unitless numbers.) (c)What is the least initial
mechanical energy required at launch if the projectile is...

A projectile is shot directly away from Earth's surface. Neglect
the rotation of the Earth. What multiple of Earth's radius RE gives
the radial distance (from the Earth's center) the projectile
reaches if (a) its initial speed is 0.463 of the escape speed from
Earth and (b) its initial kinetic energy is 0.463 of the kinetic
energy required to escape Earth? (Give your answers as unitless
numbers.) (c) What is the least initial mechanical energy required
at launch if the...

A projectile is shot directly away from Earth's surface. Neglect
the rotation of the Earth. What multiple of Earth's radius
RE gives the radial distance (from the Earth's
center) the projectile reaches if (a) its initial
speed is 0.484 of the escape speed from Earth and
(b) its initial kinetic energy is 0.484 of the
kinetic energy required to escape Earth? (Give your answers as
unitless numbers.) (c)What is the least initial
mechanical energy required at launch if the projectile...

A projectile is shot directly away from Earth's surface. Neglect
the rotation of the Earth. What multiple of Earth's radius
RE gives the radial distance (from the Earth's
center) the projectile reaches if a) its initial speed is 0.365 of
the escape speed from Earth and b) its initial kinetic energy is
0.365 of the kinetic energy required to escape Earth? (Give your
answers as unitless numbers. c) What is the least initial
mechanical energy required at launch if the...

A projectile is shot directly away from Earth's surface. Neglect
the rotation of the Earth. What multiple of Earth's radius RE gives
the radial distance (from the Earth's center) the projectile
reaches if (a) its initial speed is 0.677 of the escape speed from
Earth and (b) its initial kinetic energy is 0.677 of the kinetic
energy required to escape Earth? (Give your answers as unitless
numbers.)

P1:Suppose an object is launched from Earth with 0.52 times the
escape speed. How many multiples of Earth's radius (RE =
6.37 x 106 m) in radial distance will the object reach
before falling back toward Earth? The distances are measured
relative to Earth's center, so a ratio of 1.00 would correspond to
an object on Earth's surface. For this problem, neglect Earth's
rotation and the effect of its atmosphere.
For reference, Earth's mass is 5.972 x 1024 kg.
Your...

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