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Satellite Orbit: Energy and Momentum at Two Points

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John Krehbiel. Created for Albert.io. Copyright 2016. All rights reserved.

For the elliptical orbit shown in the figure above, which of these statements is true about Points A and B?

A

The mechanical energy of the system and the angular momentum of the satellite around the planet are greater at Point A than at Point B.​

B

The mechanical energy of the system is the same at Points A and B, but the angular​ momentum of the satellite around the planet is greater at Point A than at Point B.

C

The mechanical energy of the system and the angular momentum of the satellite around the planet are the same at Point A and Point B.

D

The mechanical energy of the system is the same at Points A and B, but the angular​ momentum of the satellite around the planet is greater at Point B than at Point A.

E

The mechanical energy of the system and the angular momentum of the satellite around the planet are greater at Point B than at Point A.