Terms & Definitions - Module 10
Match the following definitions (or descriptions) to the terms listed below them.

  1. An oval path that a satellite follows as it orbits the earth.
    1. Projectile
    2. Parabola
    3. Satellite
    4. Ellipse
    5. Escape speed

  2. A projectile must reach this speed to escape the gravitational pull of the earth.
    1. Projectile
    2. Parabola
    3. Satellite
    4. Ellipse
    5. Escape speed

  3. A small body that orbits a larger celestial body; e.g., the moon orbiting the earth.
    1. Projectile
    2. Parabola
    3. Satellite
    4. Ellipse
    5. Escape speed

  4. An object that is moving under the influence of gravity.
    1. Projectile
    2. Parabola
    3. Satellite
    4. Ellipse
    5. Escape speed

  5. A curved path that a projectile follows when under only the influence of gravity (near the earth).
    1. Projectile
    2. Parabola
    3. Satellite
    4. Ellipse
    5. Escape speed


PHYSICS WORLD .ORG
Answers | Home | Contact