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Fitting Orbits to Jupiter's Moons with a Spreadsheet

Physics Education Volume 30, Number 5, ISSN 0031-9120


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 observed. (AIM)


Bridges, R. (1995). Fitting Orbits to Jupiter's Moons with a Spreadsheet. Physics Education, 30(5), 272. Retrieved April 19, 2019 from .

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