Using the Chapter learning objectives for Chapter 3, discuss three learning objectives for Chapter 3.
Chapter 3: Orbits and Gravity
1 Describe how Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler contributed to our understanding of how planets move around the Sun.
2 Explain Kepler’s three laws of planetary motion.
3 Describe Newton’s three laws of motion.
4 Explain how Newton’s three laws of motion relate to momentum.
5 Define mass, volume, and density and how they differ.
6 Define angular momentum.
7 Explain what determines the strength of gravity.
8 Describe how Newton’s universal law of gravitation extends our understanding of Kepler’s laws.
9 Compare the orbital characteristics of the planets in the solar system.
10 Compare the orbital characteristics of asteroids and comets in the solar system.
11 Explain the following:
a how an object (such as a satellite) can be put into orbit around Earth.
b how an object (such as a planetary probe) can escape from orbit.
c how the gravitational interactions of many bodies can causes perturbations in their motions.
d how the planet Neptune was discovered.
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