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.
%0 Electronic Source %A Duffy, Andrew %D March 28, 2008 %T Boston University Physics Applets: Solar System Simulator %V 2015 %N 2 March 2015 %8 March 28, 2008 %9 application/java %U http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c17_solar_sim.html
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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.