In this Gravitation section of Physics we cover the topics listed in the table below, each topic has a written tutorial (which you can read on your screen, print to read or use a web reader), a video tutorial, revision notes, revision questions and supporting calculators which allow you to check your own computations and calculations.
|8.1||Newton's Law of Gravitation|
|8.2||Gravitational Potential Energy. Kepler Laws|
This section provides useful information about gravitation and its laws as conceived by classical scientists such as Galilei, Newton and Kepler. The relationship between masses of objects and distances between them in determining the gravitational force, field, energy and potential is explained in detail. Then, some information about the planetary motion expressed mathematically by means of Kepler's Laws are provided.
In addition to the Gravitation tutorials, we also provide online Gravitation Calculators which allow you to calculate specific Gravitation formula in support of the tutorials or to check and verify your own calculations in support of your homework, coursework or thesis.
The following Physics Calculators are provided in support of the Gravitation tutorials.