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circular velocity

noun
1.
the velocity at which a body must move in order to maintain an orbit at the outer edge of the earth's atmosphere.
Compare orbital velocity.
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  • Throwing a ball with a speed slightly faster than the circular velocity, also results in an ellipse.
  • It is not clear to me that that wiggle can be interpreted as accurately reflecting the circular velocity there.

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