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Title: Kepler's Laws
Url: http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/Skeplaws.htm
Creator: Stern, David P. (David Peter), 1931-
Description: This is a set of 7 illustrated web pages discussing Kepler's laws. Included are equations and properties of conic sections, the scale of the solar system, the energy equation for Keplerian motion, Newton's "Universal Gravitation" and derivation of the 3rd law for circular orbits. It is part of the collection "From Stargazers to Starships", with French, Italian and Spanish translations. Four sections have lesson plans (click top right), also provided is the text of a 1-hour talk to teachers on presenting Kepler's laws, with worked examples. No calculus is used.
LC Classification: Science -- Astronomy -- Biography -- Individual, A-Z -- Brahe
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
Science -- Mathematics -- Geometry -- Analytic geometry -- Plane. Conic sections
Science -- Physics -- Descriptive and experimental mechanics -- Dynamics. Motion
GEM Subject: Science -- Physics
Science -- Astronomy
Science -- Space sciences
Key Concept: Physics -- Kepler's laws
Physics -- Motion
Date Issued: 2004-09-18
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: html
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
Rights: Dr. David P. Stern
Access Rights: Free access
Source: comPADRE
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