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Physics Lab

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IB Physics Lab

Title: Astrophysics Lab

Purpose: Is it possible to calculate the mass of a planet due to the rotational period and distance from the planet of the moon?

Hypothesis: It is possible to calculate the mass of a planet from the rotational period and distance, based off of the gravity of the moon.

Variables:

        Independent Variable: circumference, period of rotation, seconds around the planet, radius

        Dependent Variable: the accuracy of the measurements and math.

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Middle

5550

C = 34871.678

image01.pngimage01.png = 241.19 = p

image02.pngimage02.png = 2938734.519

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M = 1.74 x 10^-4

1.74 x 10^-4 x 10^25 = 1.74 x 10^21

Miranda

X = 8.3

Y = 12.3

Radius =  image05.pngimage05.png = 10.3

10.3 x 1000 = 10,300

image06.pngimage06.png = 63.83 seconds

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Conclusion

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M= 6.29 x 10^-5

(6.29 x 10^-5) x 10^25 = 6.29 x 10^20

Puck

X = 7

Y = 10.2

Radius = image14.pngimage14.png = 8.6

8.6 x 1000 = 8600 = r

image15.pngimage15.png = 118.03 seconds around the planet

C =image08.pngimage08.png

C =image16.pngimage16.png

C = 54035.39

image17.pngimage17.png = 457.81 = p

image19.pngimage19.png = 3,034,763.17

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M = 1.80 x 10^-4

1.80 x 10^-4 x 10^25 = 1.80 x 10^21

Conclusion: I found the mass of a planet from the rotational period and distance from the planet of the moon. The planet used in my scenario was Uranus, and the moons used were listed above.

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