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Kepler's Laws All Three

By FizziksGuy, 12/02/2014
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This was an extra credit project for my Exploration of Space course Spring 2009. One of my more creative endeavors:-D

Keplers Laws All Three

A natral orbits controlled by gravity
Celestial Bodies all follow, follow one.
Spaceships with their engines off, orbit in one too
Keplers Laws explain them and theres only 3 to know
Orbits arent circles
The planets move in ellipses you see

Suddenly I see (Suddenly I see)
Pariapsis is close to gravity
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Apopapsis is farthest from gravity

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For earth close is perigee
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The farthest from the Earth is apogee


The first law talks about the orbits shape
If its bound its elliptical, elliptical.
Theres 2 foci with the occupied
The major axis is the largest diameter of it
Unbound orbits
Are called hyperbolic in shape

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Round means low eccentricity
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Our planets make orbits like these

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Stretched is high eccentricity
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Astroids and comets are like these
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And the second law is
At the pariapsis and slowest at apoapsis
The third law talks about the period
The time to make an orbit
The bigger the major axis the longer the period

The bigger the major axis the greater total energy
Periapsis has the greatest energy of motion

Apoapsis has the greatest energy of position

Total Energys the same at any point in orbit


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Total Energys the sum
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Of energy of motion and position

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The sum is constant
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Because of conservation of energy


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Bound orbits have negative total energy
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Unbound have positive total energy


Suddenly I see (Suddenly I see)
These are Keplers Laws all three
Suddenly I see (Suddenly I see)
They explain the solar system cant you see.

Lyrics by Melanie Shank

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