Gravity, Orbits and Kepler's Laws


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Title Gravity, Orbits and Kepler's Laws
Description The goals of this activity are to learn how the shape and period of the orbit of a planet orbiting a star depend on the mass of the star and the mass of the planet; to learn how the shape of the orbit depends on the speed and radius of the planet; to observe Kepler’s laws
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords Kepler's laws, Newton's law of universal gravitation, Newton's second law, Newton's third law, gravity
Simulation(s) Gravity and Orbits


Author(s) Rhoda Berenson
Contact Email rb143@nyu.edu
School / Organization New York University
Date submitted 7/18/14
Date updated 10/27/14