I only gave Kepler’s first 2 laws of planetary motion this morning. The reason for this is those were the only two listed in the Astronomia Nova, which is the book I was concerned with in my paper. The third one follows. One must strive for completion in these things. And I knew how disappointed … Continue reading A last bit of erudition for the night
Silk ice cream. From Japan. And they’re not just talking about smooth texture here….
Day By Day by Chris Muir, cartoon for: 6/29/2004
Further erudition. Both of these laws were first stated in Astronomia Nova. Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion – Metaweb Kepler’s First Law (1609): The orbit, of a planet about a star, is an ellipse with the star at one focus. There is no object at the other focus of a planet’s orbit. The semimajor axis, … Continue reading Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion – Metaweb