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written by Franklin Frazier and Eleanor Kopsian
This is an activity intended to help students understand orbital motion and Kepler's Laws through a comparison of a circle and an ellipse and the application of Kepler's Law of Elliptical Orbits.
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- Fundamentals
= Celestial Mechanics
Classical Mechanics
- Gravity
= Kepler's Laws
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- High School
- Middle School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Laboratory
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© 2004 Eleanor Kopsian
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Metadata instance created August 5, 2004 by Stephanie Tchatchoua
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