This simulation illustrates Kepler's Second Law, that orbits sweep out equal areas during equal intervals of time, for any part of the orbit. The user can choose from three buttons between circular or increasingly elliptical orbits to observe that the law holds in all cases.
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Keywords:Informal Education,Education,NSDL,Fundamentals,Physics,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Orbits,Planetary Motion,Kepler's Law,Gravity,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20081005191753608T,Higher Education,High School,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Space Science,Astronomy,Technology,Classical Mechanics
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