Lesson 3

This lecture can be used as for college level students.

To continue with the understanding of Kepler’s laws, the presentation is a build up of the Physical-Mathematical concepts of the 2-Body problem and reduced mass. It culminated with the deduction of the total energy for the reduced mass system. The results will be used in a future lecture about the orbital angular momentum, and in a later discussion of the second and third laws of Kepler.





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Retired Physics/Astronomy teacher and instructor. Master in Physics Education and Master in Astronomy and Astrophysics. My interests are in reading and writing.

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