Q. 34

What is the true weight of an object in a geostationary satellite that weighed exactly 10.0 N at the North Pole?

Answer :

The weight of an object is inversely proportional to the square of the distance from the center.

Weight at north pole,


Weight of satellite at equator,


where h is the distance of the satellite from earth.


Now,



Given, . Height of the geostationary satellite,



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