The Earth - F = Gm 1 m 2 /d 2 Orbit- moon is constantly...

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The Earth Isaac Newton o The Principia 1 st Law- if no forces act on a body, its speed and direction of motion stay constant 2 nd law- Force = mass x acceleration: F=ma acceleration = change in speed or direction 3 rd Law- when two bodies interact the forces upon them are equal and opposite o Newton’s Law of Universal Gravitation
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Unformatted text preview: F = Gm 1 m 2 /d 2 Orbit- moon is constantly falling towards Earth Whole class of elliptical orbits, only one circular orbit New derives Keplers Law o Newton derived and generalized Keplers three empirical laws o Constant differs very slightly as you calculate gravity...
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2008 for the course ASTRO C 10 taught by Professor Filippenko during the Fall '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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