Lecture 7 - Kepler's Laws

author: Ramamurti Shankar, Department of Applied Physics, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Yale University
recorded by: Yale University
published: June 3, 2010,   recorded: September 2006,   views: 3992
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The focus of the lecture is problems of gravitational interaction. The three laws of Kepler are stated and explained. Planetary motion is discussed in general, and how this motion applies to the planets moving around the Sun in particular.

Reading assignment:

Wolfson and Pasachoff, Physics with Modern Physics, chapter 9.

Resources: Problem Set 4 [PDF] Problem Set 4 Solutions [PDF]

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