Stars in Their Courses—Orbital Mechanics
Lecture no. 7 from the course: Black Holes, Tides, and Curved Spacetime: Understanding Gravity
Taught by Professor Benjamin Schumacher | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Newton was the first to realize that objects could, in theory, be sent into orbit around Earth. Explore how this works in practice, using the ideas of energy and angular momentum to study how satellites, moons, planets, and stars move through space.