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published by the University of Calgary
Available Languages: English, French
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).
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Gravity
= Kepler's Laws
= Orbits
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- application/java
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© 2001 University of Calgary
Keywords:
gravitation, orbits, reference frame
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created May 19, 2008 by Christopher Allen
Record Updated:
May 20, 2008 by Bruce Mason
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March 26, 2007
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AIP Format
(University of Calgary, Calgary, 2001), WWW Document, (http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/planetary/simulate/planet1/page2.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
Modular Approach to Physics: Planetary Motion 1 (University of Calgary, Calgary, 2001), <http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/planetary/simulate/planet1/page2.html>.
APA Format
Modular Approach to Physics: Planetary Motion 1. (2007, March 26). Retrieved September 2, 2014, from University of Calgary: http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/planetary/simulate/planet1/page2.html
Chicago Format
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 2 September 2014).
MLA Format
Modular Approach to Physics: Planetary Motion 1. Calgary: University of Calgary, 2001. 26 Mar. 2007. 2 Sep. 2014 <http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/planetary/simulate/planet1/page2.html>.
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@misc{ Title = {Modular Approach to Physics: Planetary Motion 1}, Publisher = {University of Calgary}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {2 September 2014}, Month = {March 26, 2007}, Year = {2001} }
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%O application/java

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%D March 26, 2007
%T Modular Approach to Physics:  Planetary Motion 1
%I University of Calgary
%V 2014
%N 2 September 2014
%8 March 26, 2007
%9 application/java
%U http://canu.ucalgary.ca/map/content/planetary/simulate/planet1/page2.html


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