Going Full Circle on Gravity and Orbits - Day 1

Unit 2: Forces in Two Dimensions
Lesson 13 of 16

Objective: Students apply the circular motion equations to Newton's Universal Law of Gravity to derive circular orbit equations.

Big Idea: The equations for period and velocity for a satellite moving in a circular orbit can be derived by combining Newton's Universal Law of Gravity and the centripetal force equations.

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Physical Education, Orbiting Bodies, Science, gravity (Physics), Physical Science, orbital motion, Circular Motion, centripetal force, physics, universal law of gravity, Forces
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