This web page is an interactive physics problem on orbits and periods. The user is given an initial orbit, and asked to determine the speed and radius if the period is doubled. The accompanying simulation graphically displays the two orbits.
This item is part of a collection of similar simulation-based activities developed by the author to support first semester introductory physics curriculum. See Related Materials on this page for a link to the full index.
%0 Electronic Source %A Duffy, Andrew %D March 28, 2008 %T Boston University Physics Applets: Orbits and Periods %V 2019 %N 18 September 2019 %8 March 28, 2008 %9 application/java %U http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/semester1/c17_periods_sim.html
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