Kepler’s Laws, Newton’s formulas: grasping grand concepts from great teachers is the online luxury of this learn node. Rice University’s Galileo Project provides the Johannes Kepler biography. NASA spins in an overview for science teachers of Kepler’s Three Laws of Planetary Motion. The image with this post is from a Syracuse University Physics applet that animates Kepler’s Laws.
A class video lecture is provided of Ramamurti Shankar, the John Randolph Huffman Professor of Physics and Professor of Applied Physics at Yale. From from a course in the Fundamentals of Physics, the lecture on Kepler’s Laws covers these ideas: “The focus of the lecture is problems of gravitational interaction. The three laws of Kepler are stated and explained. Planetary motion is discussed in general, and how this motion applies to the planets moving around the Sun in particular.”