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Keplerís Laws and Orbits


†††††† Until the revolutionary work of the Italian astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus in the fifteenth men and women throughout the world believed that the Earth was the center of the universe. However, Copernicusís theory was able to break the oppression through which the church was exercising on science when he proposed the idea of a heliocentric or sun-centered solar system. Now, this commonly accepted scientific fact has helped curve the human view of outer space and has enabled men such as Johannes Kepler to develop the universal laws, which Earth and all the other celestial bodies throughout the vast galaxies, are under the jurisdiction of. These laws cover everything from the speed at which a mass may travel in orbit, to the amount of gravity that may occur between two objects.




Keplerís First Law


Keplerís Second Law


Keplerís Third Law




Sample Problem


Solution to Sample Problem


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