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Algebra-based material at the high-school level, oriented towards astronomy and spaceflight, which explores Newton's Laws and their application. Concepts are stressed such as vectors and applications, mass and inertia, frames of reference,  and clarifying centripetal vs. centrifugal forces.  This is part of a wider site "From Stargazers to Starships" which has related lesson plans, glossary, timeline, problems, and Spanish and French translations.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
- Space Exploration
Classical Mechanics
- Applications of Newton's Laws
- Gravity
= Kepler's Laws
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Student Guide
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energy, kepler, mass, newton, vectors
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Metadata instance created May 5, 2004 by David Stern
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July 14, 2004 by Bruce Mason
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