Lagrange points, Physics

Lagrange points:

Points within the vicinity of two massive bodies (like the Earth and the Moon) where each others' respective gravities balance. There are five, labeled L1 to L5. L1, L2, & L3 lie along  with the centerline among the centers of mass among the two masses; L1 is onto the inward side of the secondary, L2 is in the external side of the secondary; and L3 is in the external side of the primary. L4 & L5, the Trojan points, lie along the orbit of the secondary about the primary, sixty degrees ahead and behind of the secondary.

L1 through L3 are points of uneven equilibrium; any disturbance will move a test particle there out of the Lagrange point. L4 & L5 are points of constant equilibrium, provided that the mass of the secondary is less than approximately 1/24.96 the mass of the primary. These points are constant because centrifugal pseudoforces work against gravity to cancel out it.

Posted Date: 3/28/2013 5:14:04 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Lagrange points, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Lagrange points, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Lagrange points Discussions

Write discussion on Lagrange points
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
CAN YOU GIVE SOME EXAMPLE OF FREE FALL ACTIVITIES

You design a ¼-arm bridge circuit that provides the maximum possible efficiency, using a 15 V constant voltage power supply you have in your lab.  The circuit you design is shown a

Q. What is the dissimilarity between electric potential and electric potential energy? Ans: Suppose you desire to know the electric potential energy that a particular part

Show that the heat transferred during an in nitesimal quasi-static process of an ideal gas can be written as dQ = Cv nR V dP + Cp nR PdV: Apply this equation to an adiabatic proces

Select one membrane industrial separation application for (i) reverse osmosis (RO), (ii) ultrafiltration (UF) and (iii) microfiltration (MF) (at least one of the three (in total

Static limit: The distance through a rotating black hole where no observer can probably remain at rest (w.r.t. the distant stars) due to inertial frame dragging; this region i

What is the Specific Heat of Copper? Ans) 387 J/Kg. C or  0.0924 Cal/g.C

Laws of Refraction: There are two laws of refraction. The incident ray, the refracted ray and the normal to the surface of the point of incidence all lie at the similar plan

Illustrate how plane polarized light obtained by refraction. Illustrate double refraction ( birefringence) of light. define Young's double slit experiment and give the required the

5 example of Classification and 5 types of Vectors and 3 Dimensional Forces