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Lecture L21 2D Rigid Body Dynamics
Introduction
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Due: Monday, November 14, 9am
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Anderson, 3rd edition: Chapter 17, pages 787 801
Chapter 18, pages 803 810
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Lecture L15 - Central Force Motion: Kepler s Laws
When the only force acting on a particle is always directed towards a xed point, the motion is called central force motion.
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16.100 Homework Assignment # 7
Due: Monday, November 7, 9am
Reading Assignment
Anderson, 3rd edition: Chapter 17, pages 787 801
Chapter 18, pages 803 810
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General Astronomy (29:61)
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Lecture 2 Notes , August 22, 2012
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Terrestrial Planets
The innermost 4 planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. Their average distances from the Sun are 0.387, 0.723, 1.00, and 1.52