Investigating the Parameters of Circular Orbits

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Title Investigating the Parameters of Circular Orbits
Description This activity guides students to determine the relationship between orbital speed, orbital radius, and the masses on the objects in a two-body system. Students vary certain parameters and compute the velocities.
Subject Astronomy, Physics
Level High School, Undergrad - Intro
Type Guided Activity, Homework, Lab
Duration 60 minutes
Answers Included No
Language English
Keywords circular motion, orbits
Simulation(s) Gravity And Orbits (HTML5)

Author(s) Bruce Palmquist
Contact Email
School / Organization Central Washington University
Date submitted 2/7/18
Date updated 2/13/18