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written by Walter Fendt
Available Languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Polish, Thai, Russian, Romanian, Hungarian, Croatian, Estonian, Czech
This java applet models the motion of planets in the solar system, demonstrating Kepler's Second Law. The time taken to sweep out equal areas on opposites sides of the orbit is shown. The semi-major axis and eccentricity of the orbit can be changed. There is also an option to show the velocity vector of the orbiting object. This is available in a different languages and is part of a large collection of similar physics applets.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.4.2 of Java Applet Plug-in.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Astronomy
- Fundamentals
Classical Mechanics
- Gravity
= Kepler's Laws
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
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- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
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© 2000 Walter Fendt
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Keywords:
2nd, Kepler's Laws, Motion of planets, gravitational force, inverse square law, keplers laws
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created October 24, 2005 by Ed Lee
Record Updated:
September 8, 2011 by Caroline Hall
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when Cataloged:
January 18, 2003
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Topic: Astronomy
Unit Title: Astronomy Activities

This java applet models the motion of planets in the solar system, demonstrating Kepler's Second Law.

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W. Fendt, (2000), WWW Document, (http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/keplerlaw2.htm).
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W. Fendt, Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Kepler's Second Law, (2000), <http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/keplerlaw2.htm>.
APA Format
Fendt, W. (2003, January 18). Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Kepler's Second Law. Retrieved September 21, 2014, from http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/keplerlaw2.htm
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Fendt, Walter. Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Kepler's Second Law. January 18, 2003. http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/keplerlaw2.htm (accessed 21 September 2014).
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Fendt, Walter. Walter Fendt Physics Applets: Kepler's Second Law. 2000. 18 Jan. 2003. 21 Sep. 2014 <http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/keplerlaw2.htm>.
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