Teaching Physics with the Physics Suite
|You are the pilot of a space ship currently in an elliptical orbit around the earth as shown in the figure at the right. The point at A is at a distance of 3 earth radii from the earth's surface, and the point B is at a distance of 1 earth radius from the surface. You are at point A and want to change your orbit.
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