7. Kepler's Laws





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For more information about Professor Shankar's book based on the lectures from this course, Fundamentals of Physics: Mechanics, Relativity, and Thermodynamics, visit http://bit.ly/1jFIqNu.

Fundamentals of Physics (PHYS 200)

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.

00:00 - Chapter 1. Review of Conservative and Non-conservative Forces
09:19 - Chapter 2. Kepler's 3 Laws
20:16 - Chapter 3. Deriving the Nature of Gravitational Force
35:57 - Chapter 4. Derive Orbital Period (T) and Speed (v) in Space
49:47 - Chapter 5. Law of Conservation of Energy Far from Earth Surface
57:37 - Chapter 6. Reference Potential Energy at Infinity or Earth Surface

Complete course materials are available at the Yale Online website: online.yale.edu

This course was recorded in Fall 2006.

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