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Kepler's First Law (Astrophysics)


Kepler's First Law (Astrophysics)

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Watch a satellite slowly circle Earth in an ellipse. Vary the eccentricity of the orbit.
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Material Type: Animation
Date Added to MERLOT: May 19, 1997
Date Modified in MERLOT: August 08, 2008
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Submitter: Jim Spohrer


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    Very good quality; in queue to be peer reviewed
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Primary Audience: College General Ed
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Language: English
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Avatar for Dr. Troy Tenhet
8 years ago

Dr. Troy Tenhet (Teacher (K-12))

Excellent resource. It is concise and the hyperlinks within the text all work. Nice job!

Avatar for Ric Stewart
17 years ago

Ric Stewart

Well designed applet translates the experiment. I really like this applet, in its economical design, functionality and rapid response times. I think the whole family of these applets makes the information more accessible than ever.