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written by Michael Fowler and Heather Welch
Available Languages: English, Chinese
This simulation illustrates Kepler's Second Law, that orbits sweep out equal areas during equal intervals of time, for any part of the orbit. The user can choose from three buttons between circular or increasingly elliptical orbits to observe that the law holds in all cases.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Astronomy
- Fundamentals
= Kepler's Laws
Classical Mechanics
- Gravity
= Kepler's Laws
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- application/flash
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© 2003 Michael Fowler
Keywords:
Kepler's Law, Orbits, Planetary Motion
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created June 19, 2008 by Christopher Allen
Record Updated:
April 18, 2009 by Lyle Barbato
Last Update
when Cataloged:
June 25, 2007
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AIP Format
M. Fowler and H. Welch, (2003), WWW Document, (http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/classes/109N/more_stuff/flashlets/morekep.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
M. Fowler and H. Welch, Physics Flashlets: Kepler's Laws, (2003), <http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/classes/109N/more_stuff/flashlets/morekep.html>.
APA Format
Fowler, M., & Welch, H. (2007, June 25). Physics Flashlets: Kepler's Laws. Retrieved October 1, 2014, from http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/classes/109N/more_stuff/flashlets/morekep.html
Chicago Format
Fowler, Michael, and Heather Welch. Physics Flashlets: Kepler's Laws. June 25, 2007. http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/classes/109N/more_stuff/flashlets/morekep.html (accessed 1 October 2014).
MLA Format
Fowler, Michael, and Heather Welch. Physics Flashlets: Kepler's Laws. 2003. 25 June 2007. 1 Oct. 2014 <http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/classes/109N/more_stuff/flashlets/morekep.html>.
BibTeX Export Format
@misc{ Author = "Michael Fowler and Heather Welch", Title = {Physics Flashlets: Kepler's Laws}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {1 October 2014}, Month = {June 25, 2007}, Year = {2003} }
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