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Celestial Orbits, Part I
February 22 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PSTFree
Here I present the basic physics that underpins the orbits of celestial bodies. Starting from Newton’s laws of motion and gravitation, and using many examples from everyday life, I elucidate fundamental concepts of mass and weight, true and fictitious forces, potential and kinetic energy, and orbital trajectories. This lays the groundwork for future talk(s) on celestial orbits.
W. F. Wall / Syzygy Asymptote
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