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If you're interested in the motion of planets in the solar system, try this Java applet for a demonstration of Kepler's Second Law. You'll see the time taken to sweep out equal areas on opposites sides of the orbit. You  can change the semi-major axis and eccentricity of the orbit. There's also an option to show the velocity vector of the orbiting object. This applet is available in different languages and is part of a large collection of similar physics applets.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.4.2 of Java Applet Plug-in.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Astronomy
- Fundamentals
Motion, Forces, and Energy
- Gravity
= Kepler's Laws
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
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- Learners
- application/java
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Restriction: © 2000 Walter Fendt
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Keywords: 2nd, Kepler's Laws, Motion of planets, gravitational force, inverse square law, keplers laws
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Record Updated: Sep 08, 2011 by Caroline Hall
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W. Fendt, (2000), WWW Document, (http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/keplerlaw2.htm).
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W. Fendt, Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Kepler's Second Law, (2000), <http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/keplerlaw2.htm>.
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Fendt, W. (2003, January 18). Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Kepler's Second Law. Retrieved December 20, 2014, from http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/keplerlaw2.htm
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Fendt, Walter. Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Kepler's Second Law. January 18, 2003. http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/keplerlaw2.htm (accessed 20 December 2014).
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Fendt, Walter. Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Kepler's Second Law. 2000. 18 Jan. 2003. 20 Dec. 2014 <http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/keplerlaw2.htm>.
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