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written by Andrew Duffy
This web page is an interactive physics problem on orbits and periods.  The user is given an initial orbit, and asked to determine the speed and radius if the period is doubled.  The accompanying simulation graphically displays the two orbits.  

This item is part of a collection of similar simulation-based activities developed by the author to support first semester introductory physics curriculum.  See Related Materials on this page for a link to the full index.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Gravity
= Orbits
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Interactive Simulation
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- application/java
- text/html
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© 2002 Andrew Duffy, Boston University
Keywords:
circular orbit, homework problem, orbit, period of revolution, problem
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created April 14, 2008 by Christopher Allen
Record Updated:
August 22, 2008 by Caroline Hall
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March 28, 2008
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AIP Format
A. Duffy, (2002), WWW Document, (http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c17_periods_sim.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
A. Duffy, Boston University Physics Applets: Orbits and Periods (2002), <http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c17_periods_sim.html>.
APA Format
Duffy, A. (2008, March 28). Boston University Physics Applets: Orbits and Periods. Retrieved September 1, 2014, from http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c17_periods_sim.html
Chicago Format
Duffy, Andrew. Boston University Physics Applets: Orbits and Periods. March 28, 2008. http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c17_periods_sim.html (accessed 1 September 2014).
MLA Format
Duffy, Andrew. Boston University Physics Applets: Orbits and Periods. 2002. 28 Mar. 2008. 1 Sep. 2014 <http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c17_periods_sim.html>.
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Is Part Of First Semester Introductory Physics Simulations

This is the full collection of Java applets on classical mechanics developed by the author for use in first-semester introductory physics classes.

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