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ASTR 1000-002: The Solar System, week 4 notes

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Date Created: 09/25/16
Astronomy Week 4 Isaac newton English polymath Invented differential calculus, new kind of telescope Turned physics into a science (gravity, Newtonian mechanics) How is motion measured? Position (distance) Speed (distance/time) Velocity (how fast in a direction) Acceleration  Acceleration­ change in velocity, speed, and direction  Momentum= mass x velocity Angular momentum= mass x velocity x radius Force­ something that changes a momentum  Torque= force x radius  Newton’s three laws of motion  1. Inertia­ an object in motion tends to continue in motion at a constant speed in a straight  line 2. F= MA (force accelerates a mass) 3. Action­reaction­ for every force, there is an equal and opposite reaction force Gravity­ the force that depends on gravitation or acceleration  Mass­ an intrinsic property of an object  Weight­ a force that depends on gravitation or acceleration Acceleration of gravity­ the acceleration of a falling object Angular momentum­ circling or turning momentum  Torque­ the type of force that can change an objects angular momentum  Free fall­ falling without resistance  Feel weightless in a free fall Conservation of momentum­ as long as there are no external forces, the total momentum of  interacting objects cannot change Conservation of angular momentum­ angular momentum can only be changed by a torque  Kinetic energy­ motion energy Radiative energy­ light energy Potential energy­ stored energy Thermal energy­ subgroup of kinetic energy Temperature­ measure the average kinetic energy of particles Gravitational potential energy (mass­energy)­ depends on an objects mass and how far it can fall  as a result of gravity, also a subgroup of potential energy Unbound orbits­ paths that bring an object close to another object just once Center of mass­ the point at which the two objects would balance if they were somehow  connected Earth accelerates towards the objects accelerating towards earth  The larger the semi­major axis, the longer the total orbit  Bound orbits­ closed happened repeatedly (circular, elliptical) Change the energy, change the orbit  All orbiters have the same orbital speed  Vcircular=  √ GM/r Vescape=  √ 2GM/r p 2 4 π 2 3                                                  NVK3L:  =       * a                                                                                          GM


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