This applet demonstrates Kepler's Second Law by showing the motion of an object in a gravitational orbit. Equal areas swept out during the orbit are shown. The user can either chose a planet from a list, with the correct semi-major axis and eccentricity, or choose their own values for the size and shape of the orbit. The velocity and distance from the sun are given as a function of the time, and the area of the orbit studied can be changed.
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%0 Electronic Source %A Fendt, Walter %D January 18, 2003 %T Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Kepler's Second Law %V 2014 %N 26 November 2014 %8 January 18, 2003 %9 application/java %U http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/keplerlaw2.htm
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