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# Figure shows the variations of energy E with the orbit radius r of a satellite in circular motion. Choose the correct statement. A
A shows the kinetic energy, B shows the total energy and C the potential energy of the satellite.
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A and B are kinetic energy and potential energy respectively and C the total energy of the satellite.
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A and B are potential energy and kinetic energy respectively and C the total energy of the satellite.
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C and A are the kinetic and potential energies and B the total energy of the satellite.
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## The correct option is B A and B are kinetic energy and potential energy respectively and C the total energy of the satellite.The kinetic energy of the satellite, K=GMm2rPotential energy of the satellite, U=−GMmrTotal energy of the satellite, E=−GMm2rIn the figure, Variation of K with r is shown by curve A.Variation of U with r is shown by curve B.Variation of E with r is shown by curve C.   Suggest Corrections  0      Similar questions  Related Videos   Satellites
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