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This edition: Kepler's Three Laws

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Episode Details

“The Mechanical Universe..and Beyond” helps teachers demystify physics by showing students what looks like. Inventive computer graphics illustrate abstract concepts such as time, force, and capacitance. Visits with Newton, Leibniz, Maxwell, and others trace the evolution of theories and challenge students to observe physical processes going on around them.
In this episode: The discovery of elliptical orbits helps describe the motion of heavenly bodies with unprecedented accuracy.