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written by Andrew Duffy
This web page is an animation depicting the orbits of the inner four planets of the solar system.  Each planet is labeled so that users can view positions of each planet relative to another over time.  Action may be paused or viewed in steps.  The animation correlates the orbits to Kepler's Third Law.  

This item is part of a collection of simulation-based activities designed by the author to support first semester introductory physics curriculum.  See Related Items on this page for for a link to the full index.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Gravity
= Kepler's Laws
= Orbits
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- application/java
- text/html
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© 2002 Andrew Duffy, Boston University
Keywords:
Kepler's Third Law, Orbit, centripetal orbit, solar system
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Metadata instance created April 14, 2008 by Christopher Allen
Record Updated:
April 16, 2008 by Caroline Hall
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March 28, 2008
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A. Duffy, (2002), WWW Document, (http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c17_solar_sim.html).
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A. Duffy, Boston University Physics Applets: Solar System Simulator, (2002), <http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c17_solar_sim.html>.
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Duffy, A. (2008, March 28). Boston University Physics Applets: Solar System Simulator. Retrieved December 21, 2014, from http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c17_solar_sim.html
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Duffy, Andrew. Boston University Physics Applets: Solar System Simulator. March 28, 2008. http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c17_solar_sim.html (accessed 21 December 2014).
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Duffy, Andrew. Boston University Physics Applets: Solar System Simulator. 2002. 28 Mar. 2008. 21 Dec. 2014 <http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c17_solar_sim.html>.
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Is Part Of First Semester Introductory Physics Simulations

This is the full index of interactive Java simulations by the same author on Classical Mechanics.  This particular collection is devoted to topics typically covered in a first semester introductory physics class.

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