These lecture notes discuss Newton's theories of dynamics and gravity. The various kinds of possible orbits are described in this lecture. The evolution of space technology such as rockets, the Space Shuttle, dozens of...
These lecture notes describe the general properties of our planetary system and those around other stars. The site also illustrates how these properties are explained in models for star formation.
This study guide discusses the moon, eclipses, and how stonehenge incorporated knowledge of the lunar cycles. There is also a video of the Moon's shadow crossing the Earth during an eclipse.
This study guide discusses the beginning of scientific astronomy, starting with Greek astronomy. It progresses through the dark ages and the Renaissance, highlighting Copernicus's contributions to astronomy. There are...
This article, presented at the 2002 Physics Education Research Conference, reports on a two part study examining the extent to which students use a textbook in calculus-based introductory physics courses for scientists...
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