flash animation

Kepler's 2nd and 3rd Laws

The student is shown the orbit of an asteroid (circular or elliptical), is given the semi-major axis length, and is asked to determine how long it would take to get from a point A on the orbit to a point B for various positions of A and B.

keywords: circular orbit, elliptical orbit, semi-major axis, asteroid

swf file: ca_renaissance_asteroidtime.swf