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    Fundamentals of Orbital Mechanics This chapter applies the principles of physics for describing motion of artificial satellites and planets which are moving under the influence of gravitation force. It also presents an accurate gravity model for flight dynamic applications (for use in subsequent chapters). 2.1 Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion In 1609 Kepler has presented his three laws for describing motion of planets around the Sun. These laws are empirical because Kepler has found them by analyzing the observations of the astronomer Tycho Brahe. Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion can be stated as follows: Kepler’s first law: The orbit of each planet around the Sun is an ellipse with the sun at one focus. Kepler’s second law: Each…

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    Carlie Zeisler Mrs. Stetson Scientific Revolution Paper Johannes Kepler “The path of a planet around the sun is an ellipse, with the Sun as the focal point,” -Kepler's first law of planetary motion. The Scientific Revolution was the beginning of the scientific discoveries that have formed modern science. This period started during the end of the Renaissance and continued throughout the 18 century. Johannes Kepler was a major figure in this period, including the observations mentioned in his…

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    at a price. His hands we not that of normal hands and it is thought that his eye sight was impaired. Although these debilitations, the young Kepler had a profound impact on people with his ability in arithmetic. Throughout Kepler’s life, he would astound many people with different discoveries. Kepler attended the University of Tubingen which is still in existence and considered to be one of the oldest universities in Europe. (Insert citation here) The University of Tubingen is where he would…

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    creation of a model of our planetary system, Greek philosopher Aristotle stated that Earth could be found at the center of the universe, giving birth to an idea called "geocentrism" around 300 B.C. This belief consisted of planets orbiting Earth in perfectly circular paths called "epicycles". This worked for a while, but as more and more observations were done, the model started to fall apart, with a multitude of additional corrections changing the model until it was no longer thought to be…

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    Kepler’s Laws, Kepler is credited with 3 laws regarding the movement of celestial bodies orbiting other celestial bodies. Johannes Kepler, working with data painstakingly collected by Tycho Brahe without the aid of a telescope, developed three laws which described the motion of the planets across the sky. Kepler's 1st Law: The Law of Orbits, Kepler's 2nd Law: The Law of Areas, and Kepler’s 3rd Law: The Law of Periods. Kepler's laws were derived for orbits around the sun, but they apply to…

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    Johannes Kepler's Theory

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    Kepler was a profoundly religious man who believed that his work was fufilling his Christian duty to attempt to understand the world God created. His beliefs motivated him to relentlessly work to uncover the mysteries surrounding the movements of our solar system. His Laws of Planetary Motion changed the ways we saw the planets. Were it not for Johannes Kepler we would have believed that the sun, planets, and all the stars revolve around the Earth for much longer and even longer to realize that…

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    Plato's Heliocentric Model

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    Kepler declared to the world that Mars travels on an elliptical orbit in his magnum opus the Astronomia Nova. This new elliptical orbital model of Mars not only perfected the heliocentric model of Copernicus in terms of providing it with a sounder mathematical foundation, and rendering it more able to predict the motion of Mars better than any traditional geocentric model like that of described by Ptolemy in the Almagest, but also challenged the ancient belief in the uniform circular motions of…

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    revolution, because of his development of the three laws of planetary motion. He is also remembered for the legacy he left that later provided one of the foundations for Isaac Newton's theory of universal gravitation. “Johannes Kepler was born on December 27, 1571 poor and sickly in what is now Germany. His father left home when Johannes was five and never returned. It is believed he was killed in a war. While Johannes was pursuing higher education his mother was tried as a witch. Johannes hired…

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    his three laws of motion. In the first law he states that, “Every body perseveres in its state of rest… unless it is compelled to change that state by forces impressed thereon.” (p. 83) His second law builds upon this principle, “The alteration of motion is ever proportional to the motive forces impressed.” (p. 83) Newton’s third law, perhaps the most famous, serves to tie the three concepts together, “To every object there is always an opposed and equal reaction: or the mutual actions of two…

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