Additional Learning Tools and Resources

Watching a presentation is a passive activity. Getting information is important ... but its not the destination or end point. Now that you've watched the video, its time to do something with the information you've heard. It's time to act on it. The resources below provide an opportunity to do this. We encourage learners to solidify their learning through the use of one or more of the following resources.

Minds On Physics, Circular Motion and Gravitation Module, Mission CG8: Satellite Motion

This interactive question mission from our Minds On Physics program will test your understanding (and possibly, your patience). Sick with it, use the Help button, and come out on the other side with a stronger understanding of satellite motion.

Physics Interactives, Orbital Motion Simulation

Often times, the best way to learn is to play. And at our site, that means a trip to our simulation pages at The Physics Interactives section. This simulation allows you to change the eccentricity and view the orbital path and the velocity and force vectors along the path.


Physics Classroom Tutorial, Circular and Satellite Motion Chapter, Circular Motion Principles for Satellites

This tutorial page is as close to the written version of our Tutorial that you can find. It's a great reference when you need one.