Ch 30: Overview of Gravitation

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Look at this chapter for a general overview of the concept of gravitation. These easy-to-follow lessons allow you to master each of these scientific concepts one at a time, which can significantly enrich your knowledge base and possibly help you score higher on science or physics exams.

Overview of Gravitation - Chapter Summary

To understand various concepts in the fields of science and physics, you must first have a general idea of how gravitation works. This chapter has been designed to provide you with an overview of gravitation, going over such topics as planetary revolution, the pull of gravity on objects, kinematics, geosynchronous satellites, and velocity formulas. When you complete the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Show the applications of Kepler's planetary motion laws
  • Determine the significance of the law of universal gravitation
  • Establish the formula used to find the acceleration of gravity
  • Differentiate between escape velocity and circular velocity
  • Evaluate the uses of a satellite

Video lessons are available throughout many of the chapters we offer on our site. These interactive and highly visual lessons create the sensation of being in a real classroom. Unlike a real classroom, though, you have full control over the information you review and the pace at which you review it. For instance, if you only want to review a few topics, you can use the chapter menu to go to those specific video lessons. Since these are prerecorded video lessons, you control the pace through your ability to pause, rewind, or completely re-watch entire lessons.

After watching the video lessons, see how much you've absorbed by answering our lesson quizzes. Of course, you can take the quizzes at any time, either before or after you review the lesson materials. In addition, there are no limits to how many times you take the quizzes, since we know that running practice drills with the quiz questions can help you memorize important information.

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