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## Gravitational Intensity, Potential, Energy Numericals: Planets and Satellites ISC Class 11 Physics Nootan Ch-12

Board | ISC |

Class | 11 |

Subject | Physics |

Writer | Kumar and Mittal |

Publication | Nageen Prakashan |

Chapter-12 | Gravitation: Planets and Satellites |

Topics | Numericals on Gravitational Intensity, Gravitational Potential and Gravitational Energy |

Academic Session | 2024-2025 |

### Numericals on Gravitational Intensity, Gravitational Potential and Gravitational Energy

Ch-12 Gravitation: Planets and Satellites ISC Class 11 Physics Nootan Solutions

**Que-12: The radius of the earth is 6.4 x 10^6 m and the mean density is**

**5.5 x 10^3 kg/m^3. Determine the gravitational potential at the earth’s surface. (G = 6.67 x 10^-11 Nm^2 kg^-2).**

Solution- Given, radius of the earth, R=6.4×10^6m

Density, ρ=5.5×10^3 kg/m^3, G=6.67×10^−11Nm^2 kg^−2

∵ Mass of the earth M = volume × density =(4/3)πR^3 ρ

∴ Gravitational potential on the earth’s surface,

V=−GMR=−GR×(4/3)πR^3 ρ=−(4/3)πGR^2 ρ

=−4/3×3.14×6.67×10^−11×(6.37×10^6)^2×5.5×10^3

⇒V=−6.3×10^7 J/kg. Ans.

**Que-13: Two bodies of masses 100 kg and 100 kg are at a distance 1.00 m apart. Calculate the gravitational field intensity and the potential at the middle-point of the line joining them. ****(G = 6.67 x 10^-11 Nm^2 kg^-2).**

Solution- E = E1 + E2

E = E1-E2 = {G (1000)/(0.5)²} – (G (100)/(0.5)²}

={100G/(0.5)²} (10-1)

(900G × 100)/25

= (90000 x 6.67×10^-11)/25

**= 2.4×10^-7 N/kg Ans.**

M1 = 100kg

M2 = 1000kg

r = 1 m

Gravitational potential at X = (GM1)/(г/2) – (GM2)/(г/2)

(2G/r) (M1 + M2)

= (2×6.67 x 10^-11) (100+1000)

**= -1.46 x 10^-7 J/kg Ans.**

**Que-14: The mass of the earth is 6.0 x 10^24 kg. Calculate, with sign (i) the potential energy of a body of mass 33.5 kg and (ii) the gravitational potential at a distance of 3.35 x 10^10 m from the centre of the earth**

**(G = 6.67 x 10^-11 SI units).**

Solution- (i) U = (GMem)/Re

= (6.67 x 10^-11 x 6 x 10^24 x 33.5)/(6.4 x 10^6)

**= -4.02 x 10^5 J Ans.**

(ii) v =-Gme/r

= (6.7 x 10^-11 x 6.4 x 10^6)/(3.35 x 10^10)

**= -12 x 10^3 J/kg Ans.**

**Que-15: The mass and the radius of the earth are 6.0 x 10^24 kg and 6400 km. What will be the potential energy of a 200 kg body placed 600 km high from earth’s surface ? ****(G = 6.67 x 10^-11 SI units).**

Solution- m1 (mass of the Earth) = 6.0 × 10^24 kg

m2 (mass of the body) = 200 kg

r (distance) = Earth’s radius (6400 km) + height (600 km) = 7000 km

Now, calculate the potential energy:

PE = – (6.7 × 10^-11 N m²/kg² * (6.0 × 10^24 kg * 200 kg)) / 7,000 km

PE ≈ – (8040 × 10^10 N m²/kg²) / 7,000 km

**PE ≈ – 1.15 × 10^10 Joules Ans.**

**Que-16: How much energy would be needed for a 100 kg body to escape from the earth ? (g = 10m/s^2 and radius of the earth Re = 6.4 x 10^6m).**

Solution- Energy Required = ½ mve²

= 1/2 m(√2gR)^2

= 1/2 × 100 × 2 × 6.4 x 10^6 x 10

**= 6.4×10^9 J Ans.**

**Que-17: A 500-kg artificial satellite is revolving around the earth at a height of 1800 km from the earth. Find out the potential energy, kinetic energy and total energy of the satellite. The earth’s radius is 6400 km and**

g = 10m/s^2

g = 10m/s^2

Solution- U = (-GMm)/(R+h)

= {-(6.67 x 10^-11)x(6.0 x 10^24)x(500)}/(6400+1800) x 10^3

**= -2.5 x 10^10 J Ans.**

**= K.E. = U/2 = 1.25 X 10^10 J Ans.**

**= T.E. = -U/2 = -1.25 X 10^10 J Ans.**

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