The Earth’s gravity exerts no torque on a satellite orbiting the Earth in an elliptical orbit. Compare the motion of

The Earth’s gravity exerts no torque on a satellite orbiting the Earth in an elliptical orbit. Compare the motion of the satellite at the point nearest the Earth (perigee) to the motion at the point farthest from the Earth (apogee). At these two points:

a. the angular speed will be greatest although the linear speed will be the same.
b. the kinetic energy and angular momentum will both be greater.
c. Both choices A and C are valid.
d. None of the above.


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