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written by Scott Schneider
This applet shows the motions of three bodies orbiting the earth with the same initial position but varying initial velocities. The result show two different elliptical orbits and a circular geosynchronous orbit.  Standard controls allow the user to start, pause, step, and reset the animation.

This is part of a large collection of Physlet-based (Physics Java Applet) illustrations and tutorials covering introductory physics.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Astronomy
- Fundamentals
= Kepler's Laws
Classical Mechanics
- Gravity
= Kepler's Laws
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- application/java
- text/html
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© 1998 Scott Schneider
Tutorials available for download.
Keywords:
geosynchronous, gravity, interactive animation, orbital motion, orbital motion, orbital motion, orbits, orbits, orbits, physlet, physlet, physlet, satellite orbits
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Metadata instance created September 23, 2006 by jason evans
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February 9, 2011 by Lyle Barbato
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March 15, 2006
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AIP Format
S. Schneider, (1998), WWW Document, (http://vnatsci.ltu.edu/s_schneider/physlets/main/gravity_ellipse.shtml).
AJP/PRST-PER
S. Schneider, LTU Physlet: Elliptical Orbits Around the Earth, (1998), <http://vnatsci.ltu.edu/s_schneider/physlets/main/gravity_ellipse.shtml>.
APA Format
Schneider, S. (2006, March 15). LTU Physlet: Elliptical Orbits Around the Earth. Retrieved October 25, 2014, from http://vnatsci.ltu.edu/s_schneider/physlets/main/gravity_ellipse.shtml
Chicago Format
Schneider, Scott. LTU Physlet: Elliptical Orbits Around the Earth. March 15, 2006. http://vnatsci.ltu.edu/s_schneider/physlets/main/gravity_ellipse.shtml (accessed 25 October 2014).
MLA Format
Schneider, Scott. LTU Physlet: Elliptical Orbits Around the Earth. 1998. 15 Mar. 2006. 25 Oct. 2014 <http://vnatsci.ltu.edu/s_schneider/physlets/main/gravity_ellipse.shtml>.
BibTeX Export Format
@misc{ Author = "Scott Schneider", Title = {LTU Physlet: Elliptical Orbits Around the Earth}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {25 October 2014}, Month = {March 15, 2006}, Year = {1998} }
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