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Physics Education

1995 Volume 30, Number 5

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Number of articles: 2

  1. Fitting Planetary Orbits with a Spreadsheet

    Richard Bridges

    Describes how to fit binocular observations of the planets to a theoretical model of circular orbits using a modern computer spreadsheet, from which fundamental data about the solar system may be... More

    pp. 266-71

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  2. Fitting Orbits to Jupiter's Moons with a Spreadsheet

    Richard Bridges

    Describes how a spreadsheet is used to fit a circular orbit model to observations of Jupiter's moons made with a small telescope. Kepler's Third Law and the inverse square law of gravity are... More

    pp. 272-76

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