# The acceleration due to gravity of a particle falling toward the earth is where r is the distance…

The acceleration due to gravity of a particle falling toward the earth is where r is the distance from the center of the earth to the particle, R is the radius of the earth, and g is the acceleration due to gravity at the surface of the earth. If R 5 3960 mi, calculate the escape velocity, that is, the minimum velocity with which a particle must be projected vertically upward from the surface of the earth if it is not to return to the earth.

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