Astro 18, UCSC, Fall Quarter 2010

Animations for Lecture 3


Note: Not all of these links are working yet. I will fix them shortly. Claire



Ptolomy's Model of the Inner Planets (epicycles) - html

Eccentricity of an Ellipse (Nick Strobel) (animated GIF file)

Eccentricity and Semi-Major Axis of an Ellipse (Interactive Java applet)

Velocity needed to go into orbit around the Earth (Interactive Java Applet)