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Energy and eccentricity ; Navigating in space

Author: David L Goodstein; Annenberg/CPB Project.; California Institute of Technology.; Corporation for Community College Television.; Intellimation, Inc.
Publisher: [Santa Barbara, Calif.] : Intellimation, ©1987.
Series: Mechanical universe., Part 1 ;, #23-24.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first program explains and demonstrates that all objects in a gravitational field trace out conical sections, and that the precise shape of an orbit depends on the interplay between energy and eccentricity. The second program explains and demonstrates how scientists utilize the gravitational force of the sun to navigate spacecraft through space.
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: David L Goodstein; Annenberg/CPB Project.; California Institute of Technology.; Corporation for Community College Television.; Intellimation, Inc.
ISBN: 0897768779 9780897768771
OCLC Number: 20232108
Notes: Originally released in 1985.
Credits: Writers, Seth Hill, Don Bane ; cameraman, Patrick Allen ; editors, Robert Lattanzio, Rick Moore ; narrator, Aaron Fletcher ; music, Sharon Smith, Herb Jimmerson.
Performer(s): Host, David L. Goodstein.
Description: 1 videocassette (58 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Mechanical universe., Part 1 ;, #23-24.
Other Titles: Energy and eccentricity
Navigating in space
Responsibility: a co-production of The California Institute of Technology and the Corporation for Community College Television ; Annenberg/CPB Project ; producer, Peter F. Buffa.

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The first program explains and demonstrates that all objects in a gravitational field trace out conical sections, and that the precise shape of an orbit depends on the interplay between energy and eccentricity. The second program explains and demonstrates how scientists utilize the gravitational force of the sun to navigate spacecraft through space.

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