Ch 29: Orbits & Gravity

About This Chapter

Learn about types of orbits in these video lessons. Improve your understanding of the influences on an orbit's shape and trajectories for celestial objects.

Orbits & Gravity - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to examine orbits and the factors that determine their shape. Our instructors will discuss elliptical orbits and provide an in-depth look at their periods and speeds. Eccentricity in orbits is another topic you'll explore. There is also a lesson on the kinds of trajectories celestial objects follow. After watching these lessons, you'll know more about:

  • Periods and speeds of elliptical orbits
  • The influence of energy and gravity on orbits
  • Kepler's Laws
  • The four kinds of trajectories for celestial objects

You can watch these lessons at your convenience, on a computer, smartphone or tablet. Every lesson is accompanied by a written transcript so you can read along with the narrator. A quiz at the end of each lesson allows you to test your knowledge and see where you need extra study.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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