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published by the Department of Physics & Astronomy University of Tennessee
This site presents Kepler's three laws with diagrams of orbits and a sample calculation illustrating the relation between the period and radius.  An interactive applet showing a planet's orbit is included.  The user is able to control the size of the orbit, the mass of the planet, and the eccentricity of the orbit.
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Astronomy
- Fundamentals
= Kepler's Laws
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Informal Education
- Upper Undergraduate
- Reference Material
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Keywords:
ellipse, elliptical, orbit, period, planet
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Metadata instance created December 19, 2007 by Ann Deml
Record Updated:
July 9, 2009 by Lyle Barbato
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(Department of Physics & Astronomy University of Tennessee), WWW Document, (http://csep10.phys.utk.edu/astr161/lect/history/kepler.html).
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Johannes Kepler: The Laws of Planetary Motion (Department of Physics & Astronomy University of Tennessee), <http://csep10.phys.utk.edu/astr161/lect/history/kepler.html>.
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Johannes Kepler: The Laws of Planetary Motion. (n.d.). Retrieved July 29, 2014, from Department of Physics & Astronomy University of Tennessee: http://csep10.phys.utk.edu/astr161/lect/history/kepler.html
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Department of Physics & Astronomy University of Tennessee. Johannes Kepler: The Laws of Planetary Motion. Department of Physics & Astronomy University of Tennessee. http://csep10.phys.utk.edu/astr161/lect/history/kepler.html (accessed 29 July 2014).
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Johannes Kepler: The Laws of Planetary Motion. Department of Physics & Astronomy University of Tennessee. 29 July 2014 <http://csep10.phys.utk.edu/astr161/lect/history/kepler.html>.
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