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Title: Flight to Mars
Url: http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/Smars1.htm
Creator: Stern, David P. (David Peter), 1931-
Publisher: David P. Stern
Description: Created by David P. Stern, this set of three web pages provides a calculation of paths, times, and distances for a flight to Mars and back. The author uses a Hohmann transfer ellipse between two circular orbits. This is an example and application of Kepler's Laws, which are explained in related web pages. Only algebra is used with Kepler's laws and the equation for the energy of Kepler motion. This is part of an extensive work, "From Stargazers to Stars that uses space science as an introduction to basic physics principles. Also available in French.
LC Classification: Science -- Astronomy -- Cosmogony. Cosmology -- Special topics, A-Z -- Cosmological distances
Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Solar system -- Planets. Planetology -- Superior planets -- Mars
Science -- Astronomy -- Theoretical astronomy and celestial mechanics
Science -- Astronomy -- Theoretical astronomy and celestial mechanics -- Calculation of orbits -- Kepler's laws
GEM Subject: Science -- Physics
Science -- Astronomy
Key Concept: Astronomy -- Distances
Astronomy -- Planets
Physics -- Kepler's laws
Date Issued: 2004-12-12
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Lesson Plans
Reference
Science Materials
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
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Language: English
French
Rights: Dr. David P. Stern
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2009-04-27 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2009-04-24 12:42:22 (W3C-DTF)
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