# AP Physics C: Universal Gravitation Review (Mechanics)

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Calculus based review of Universal Gravitation including Newton’s Universal Law of Gravitation, solving for the acceleration due to gravity in a constant gravitational field, universal gravitational potential energy, graphing universal gravitational potential energy between an object and the Earth, three example problems (binding energy, escape velocity and orbital energy), and Kepler’s three laws. For the calculus based AP Physics C mechanics exam.

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0:10 Newton’s Universal Law of Gravitation

1:52 Solving for the acceleration due to gravity

2:02 Universal Gravitational Potential Energy

4:52 Graph of Universal Gravitational Potential Energy between an object and the Earth

6:09 Binding Energy Example Problem

8:22 Escape Velocity Example Problem

9:54 Orbital Energy Example Problem

12:29 Kepler’s Three Laws

12:54 Kepler’s First Law

14:56 Kepler’s Second Law

15:25 Deriving Kepler’s Third Law

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