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Gravitation in Physics - Chapter Summary
This collection of video and text-based lessons helps you review basic gravitation concepts in the study of physics. Inside the chapter, you'll find simple lessons that define topics such as gravitational fields and geosynchronous orbits. Our expert physics instructors will also help you evaluate Kepler's laws of planetary motion and the law of universal gravitation.
Upon completion of this chapter, you should be able to:
- Understand the gravitational field formula
- Summarize Johannes Kepler's laws of planetary motion
- Evaluate the importance of the law of universal gravitation
- Describe the geosynchronous orbit of satellites
To help you retain the information you've studied, we've included several self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam. These lessons are available to study at any time that fits your schedule, and you can use any computer or mobile device to access the lessons. Your course Dashboard keeps track of your quiz scores and progress throughout the chapter. Our instructors are also available to any questions you may have.
1. Gravitational Field: Definition & Formula
This lesson defines what a gravitational field is and some practical examples encountered in the real world. We also develop the equations governing the gravitational field and explain what the units of measurement mean.
2. Kepler's Three Laws of Planetary Motion
Find out about the interesting life and major contributions of Johannes Kepler. This lesson will also teach you how to find out how long it takes a planet to revolve around the sun!
3. The Law of Universal Gravitation: Definition, Importance & Examples
Gravity is what pulls us toward Earth, but it's also what pulls Earth toward us. This is explained by the law of universal gravitation, which describes how all objects in the universe have this important force between them.
4. Geosynchronous Satellite: Observing Earth From Space
After completing this lesson, you will be able to explain what a satellite is, describe a geosynchronous orbit, and give some examples of how they are used. A short quiz will follow.
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