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Physics Honors/AP 1 and 2

Chapter 5:8-10 Assignment

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Physics Chapter 5: 8-10 Kepler's Laws


Reading Preparation

Text Reading: Giancoli, Physics - Principles with Applications, Chapter 5: 8-10

Study Points

Key Equations

Newtonian form of Kepler's equation: F   =   G m 1 m 2 r 2   =   m 1 4 π 2 r P 2 P 2   =   4 π 2 G m 2   r 3

Web Lecture

Read the following weblecture before chat: Kepler and Newton

Study Activity

Working with Gravity and Orbits.

Change the mass of the Earth and Sun to determine how Earth's orbit is affected. How long is the Earth's period if the Sun's mass is 1.5 times its current mass? Does changing the Earth's mass to 1.5ME change the period as much? more? less? Why?

Chat Preparation Activities

Chapter Quiz

Lab Work

If you want lab credit for this course, you must complete at least 12 labs (honors course) or 18 labs (AP students). One or more lab exercises are posted for each chapter as part of the homework assignment. We will be reviewing lab work at regular intervals, so do not get behind!