Maharashtra State BoardHSC Science (General) 11th

Answer the following question in detail. Define escape speed. - Physics

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Answer the following question in detail.

Define escape speed.

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Solution

The minimum velocity with which a body should be thrown vertically upwards from the surface of the Earth so that it escapes the Earth’s gravitational field is called the escape velocity (ve) of the body.

Concept: Gravitational Potential and Potential Energy
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Balbharati Physics 11th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 5 Gravitation
Exercises | Q 3. (xvii) | Page 98
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