Problem 12.2: Determine the mass of the star

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A planet orbits a star (yellow) as shown in the animation (position is given in REarthSun and time is given in Earth days). Determine the mass of the star. Restart.

Physlets were developed at Davidson College and converted from Java to JavaScript using the SwingJS system developed at St. Olaf College.

OSP Projects:
Open Source Physics - EJS Modeling
Physlet Physics
Physlet Quantum Physics
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