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Other

Description:

These pages explore synchronous orbits and "Lagrangian points," those points where an object will orbit the sun with the same period as the earth. This has applications for solar monitoring spacecraft. The pages include three sections which derive the equilibrium properties of Lagrangian points. The calculations only involve algebra and trig, but are rather lengthy.

Subjects:

  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9

Keywords:

NSDL,ACE,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Gravity,Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture,Celestial Mechanics,Space Science,Classical Mechanics,WMAP,Fundamentals,gravity,Magsat,satillites,SOHO,Astronomy,Informal Education,Higher Education,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Landsat,SPOT,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061003061843459T,Physics,MAP,DMSP,NGST,orbit,Kepler,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Kepler's Laws,Education,Technology,Geoscience,WIND

Language:

English

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Public - Available to anyone

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