This applet simulates the motion of a single planet around a star. The user can alter the eccentricity and semi-major axis of the orbit, and the velocity of the star relative to a fixed background. The applet can show the acceleration of the planet, and its velocity relative to a stationary observer, or relative to the star. This item is part of a larger collection of physics simulations sponsored by the MAP project (Modular Approach to Physics).
University of Calgary. Modular Approach to Physics: Planetary Motion 1. Calgary: University of Calgary, March 26, 2007. http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/planetary/simulate/planet1/page2.html (accessed 21 May 2013).
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