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published by the Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska
written by Kevin M. Lee
This webpage from the University of Nebraska contains a simulation of a planetary orbit. The visitor can control the size of the orbit and the eccentricity. The simulation can display velocity and acceleration vectors continually.  Each of Kepler's three laws has a separate section, with different display options to illustrate each law.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Astronomy
- Fundamentals
= Kepler's Laws
- Solar System
Motion, Forces, and Energy
- Motion in Two Dimensions
= Position & Displacement
- Newton's First Law
= Inertia in Motion
- Newton's Second Law
= Interacting Objects
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Informal Education
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Interactive Simulation
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- Learners
- Educators
- application/flash
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2002 University of Nebraska
Permission is granted to use for noncommercial purposes as long as it remains unmodified.
Keywords: astronomy lesson plans, orbit, orbital period, planetary motion, planets, semimajor axis, semiminor axis
Record Creator: Metadata instance created December 19, 2007 by Ann Deml
Record Updated: Jan 25, 2012 by Caroline Hall
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when Cataloged:
March 26, 2007
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AIP Format
K. Lee, (Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2002), WWW Document, (http://astro.unl.edu/naap/pos/animations/kepler.swf).
AJP/PRST-PER
K. Lee, Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Planetary Orbit Simulator (Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2002), <http://astro.unl.edu/naap/pos/animations/kepler.swf>.
APA Format
Lee, K. (2007, March 26). Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Planetary Orbit Simulator. Retrieved July 23, 2014, from Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska: http://astro.unl.edu/naap/pos/animations/kepler.swf
Chicago Format
Lee, Kevin. Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Planetary Orbit Simulator. Lincoln: Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska, March 26, 2007. http://astro.unl.edu/naap/pos/animations/kepler.swf (accessed 23 July 2014).
MLA Format
Lee, Kevin. Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Planetary Orbit Simulator. Lincoln: Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska, 2002. 26 Mar. 2007. 23 July 2014 <http://astro.unl.edu/naap/pos/animations/kepler.swf>.
BibTeX Export Format
@misc{ Author = "Kevin Lee", Title = {Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Planetary Orbit Simulator}, Publisher = {Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {23 July 2014}, Month = {March 26, 2007}, Year = {2002} }
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