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Title: Planetary Motion
Url: http://galileoandeinstein.physics.virginia.edu/more_stuff/flashlets/ke...
Creator: Fowler, Michael
Welch, Heather
Publisher: University of Virginia
Description: This web page demonstrates Kepler's Laws through a Flash simulation. The user places an object at some distance from the sun and gives it an initial velocity to orbit the sun. Once the simulation begins, it shows the distance between the planet and the sun, the days that have gone by, and the orbiting speed. An option is also available to show the areas swept out by the object in equal times. Both elliptical and parabolic trajectories are possible.
LC Classification: Science -- Astronomy -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Astronomy -- Theoretical astronomy and celestial mechanics -- Calculation of orbits -- Kepler's laws
Science -- Astronomy -- Theoretical astronomy and celestial mechanics -- Perturbations -- Planetary theory -- Individual planets -- Sun's apparent motion
GEM Subject: Science -- Physics
Science -- Astronomy
Key Concept: Astronomy -- Newton's law of gravitation
Physics -- Kepler's laws
Physics -- Circular motion
Resource Type: Demonstrations
InteractiveResource (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Science Materials
Format: flash
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Source: comPADRE
Full Record Views: 11
Resource URL Clicks: 3
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