- Kepler’s laws of planetary motion, named after their discoverer Johannes Kepler (1571–1630), state:Time to travel from A to X = C to Y Time to travel (E-Q-E)2 = (EO)3i. The path of a planet around the sun is an ellipse, and the sun is at one of the foci of the ellipse.ii. The line joining the planet to the sun sweeps out equal areas in equal times.iii. The square of the time of an orbital revolution is proportional to the cube of the major semi-axis.
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Kepler's laws — Law Law (l[add]), n. [OE. lawe, laghe, AS. lagu, from the root of E. lie: akin to OS. lag, Icel. l[ o]g, Sw. lag, Dan. lov; cf. L. lex, E. legal. A law is that which is laid, set, or fixed; like statute, fr. L. statuere to make to stand. See… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Kepler's laws — Astron. three laws governing planetary motion: each planet revolves in an ellipse, with the sun at one focus; the line connecting a planet to the sun sweeps out equal areas in equal periods of time (law of areas); the square of the period of… … Universalium
Kepler's laws — noun the three laws of planetary motion discovered by Kepler in the early 17th century See Also: Keplers equation … Wiktionary
Kepler's laws — /ˈkɛpləz lɔz/ (say kepluhz lawz) plural noun three laws of planetary motion stating: 1. that the planets move in elliptical orbits about the sun, which is situated at one focus of the ellipses. 2. that the radius vectors joining each planet to… … Australian English dictionary
KEPLER'S LAWS — See KEPLER, JOHN … The Nuttall Encyclopaedia
Kepler's laws — n.pl. three theorems describing orbital motion. Derivatives: Keplerian adj. Etymology: J. Kepler Ger. astronomer d. 1630 … Useful english dictionary
Kepler's laws of planetary motion — In astronomy, Kepler s Laws of Planetary Motion are three mathematical laws that describe the motion of planets in the Solar System. German mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler (1571–1630) discovered them.Kepler studied the observations… … Wikipedia
Kepler's laws of planetary motion — ▪ astronomy in astronomy and classical physics, laws describing the motions of the planets in the solar system. They were derived by the German astronomer Johannes Kepler, whose analysis of the observations of the 16th century Danish… … Universalium
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Kepler (disambiguation) — Kepler may refer to: *Johannes Kepler, a key figure in the scientific revolution. Named after him are:Ideas: *Kepler s laws of planetary motion, a set of calculations for the orbits of planets *The Kepler Poinsot polyhedra, a set of geometrical… … Wikipedia