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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Material Type
Activity
Tags
physics  gravitation  orbit  orbits  satellite  planet  solar  system  physics  ellipse  circle circular motion Show More…
Target Group (Age)
15 – 18
Language
English (United States)
 
 
GeoGebra version
4.4
Views
11064
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