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The Planet mercury is revolving in an elliptical orbit around the sun as shown. Kinetic energy will be greatest at

a) A b) B c) C d) D
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D is the perigee of the orbit.
At D the planet has maximum velocity and therefore maximum Kinetic energy, and minimum potential energy
Hence d is the correct answer.

 

answered Aug 22, 2013 by meena.p
edited Feb 17, 2014 by meena.p
 

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