Circular and Elliptical Orbits

This is a simulation of a planet orbiting a sun. The user can adjust the mass of the sun, the initial distance of the planet from the sun, and the initial velocity of the planet. You can then hit the "Run" button and look at the orbit the planet follows.

 

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Resource Type
Activity
Tags
circle  circular  ellipse  gravitation  motion  orbit  orbits  physics  planet  satellite  solar system Show More…
Target Group (Age)
15 – 18
Language
English (United States)
 
 
GeoGebra version
4.4
Views
11427
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