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Description:

This applet simulates the motion of a single planet around a star. The user can alter the eccentricity and semi-major axis of the orbit, and the velocity of the star relative to a fixed background. The applet can show the acceleration of the planet, and its velocity relative to a stationary observer, or relative to the star. This item is part of a larger collection of physics simulations sponsored by the MAP project (Modular Approach to Physics).

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    Education Levels:

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

    Keywords:

    Space Science,Informal Education,gravitation,NSDL,Technology,Undergraduate (Lower Division),orbits,Gravity,Higher Education,High School,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Orbits,Kepler's Laws,reference frame,Physics,Classical Mechanics,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20080904125628683T

    Language:

    English

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    Public - Available to anyone

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