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Homework Quiz

Objectives:

- Be able to derive orbital velocity from Newton's second law and the law of gravitation.
- Be able to determine the energy and angular momentum requirements to transfer from one circular orbit to another.
- Be able to calculate the escape velocity of an object from the surface of a planet and from satellite orbits.
- Be able to derive escape velocity from the total energy equation.
- Understand the difference between escape velocity and orbital velocity.
- Understand what is meant by the Satellite Orbit Paradox.