William Paterson University
Jason Kendall is adjunct instructor of Astronomy at William Paterson University.
Jason is teaching one section of General Astronomy in the Fall of 2019:
Online Introductory Astronomy ClassCRN: 44146, PHYS 1700-81, Online lectures and laboratory activities.
Module 13: The History of Gravity and of AstronomyVideos: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10
Supplement the videos with readings on "OpenStax Astronomy"
Astronomy Lesson 13_04: Newton's Laws as well as his Guidelines
We finally get to Newton’s Laws of Motion, and his Law of Gravity. We also talk about centers of mass and other things related to the understanding of orbits. They provide a framework for predicting the motions of the planets around the Sun. And how everything moves.
- Newton’s Laws
- Newton’s “Principia”
- “Calculus Made Easy”
- Newton's Derivation of Kepler's Laws
- A more detailed derivation
- Center of Mass
- Earth-Moon Barycenter
- Albireo double star