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Description

In chapter 9, students are introduced to the concept of Gravitational Assist, which is used to send probes to the outer planets and out of the solar system. Frames of reference are considered, as well as the energy of the probe and of the planet providing the assist. The code is provided, and exercises are suggested. Finally, chaotic orbital dynamics of an asteroid in the vicinity of a binary system is explored."

Publication Date

2019

Keywords

Gravitational Assist, Gravitational “Slingshot”, Kinetic Energy, Space Travel, Chaotic Orbits, Three-Body Problem

Disciplines

Astrophysics and Astronomy | Curriculum and Instruction | Numerical Analysis and Computation | Physics | Science and Mathematics Education

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© 2019 W.A. Morgan and L.Q. English, Carlisle, PA 17013
All Rights Reserved.
https://scholar.dickinson.edu/vpythonphysics/

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