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Kepler's Three Laws

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Kepler's Three Laws
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The wandering mathematician. Kepler's three laws described the motion of heavenly bodies with unprecedented accuracy. However, the planets still moved in paths traced by the ancient Greek mathematicians -- the conic section called an ellipse.
March 22, 2010 at 10:18 PM
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Harmony of the Spheres
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The music of the spheres. Gives a brief historical account of the Kepler problem. Explain why they call mathematics the language of physics.
March 22, 2010 at 10:39 PM
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The Kepler Problem
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The combination of Newton's law of gravity and F = ma. The task of deducing all three of Kepler's laws from Newton's universal law of gravitation is known as the Kepler problem. Its solution is one of the crowning achievements of Western thought.
March 22, 2010 at 10:23 PM
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