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Projectile and Satellite Orbits part of comPADRE Pedagogic Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples
This series of interactive lecture-demonstration questions provides a probe of student understanding of fundamental concepts in gravity. There are two questions about basic concepts in satellite orbits. The final question is about the full satellite orbits and the influence of the initial velocity on the shape of the orbit. A conceptual understanding of the properties of orbit can be generalized to help students analyze a large number of different satellite-orbit types.
The Elliptic Orbit part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Interactive Lecture Demonstrations:Examples
This series of interactive lecture-demonstration questions probe student understanding of fundamental concepts concerning elliptic orbits. There are six basic conceptual questions on elliptic orbits. The questions deal with: the kinematics of elliptic orbits the potential and kinetic energy of the satellite along the orbit .