The Apple and The Moon

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Name: ______________________________________________________________ The Apple and the Moon Instructions: Print the guiding questions and use them to write your answers as you read or watch the instructional media (reading, video, radio podcast, computer simulation, etc.). Type the number of the question and your answer (do not re-copy the original question) and send the completed report to Blackboard’s SafeAssign. For all questions, answer in your own words (paraphrase). Answers that are directly copied from any internet source, including the instructional media studied, will receive no credit. The Apple and the Moon 1. What scientist first proposed the law of Universal Gravitation? 2. What scientist single-handedly laid the foundation of modern astronomy? What is the name of his famous book and the publication year? 3. What are epicycles? How did Copernicus use them to explain how the heavenly bodies moved? 4. What evidence did Galileo find to support Copernicus’ ideas? 5. State in your own words Kepler’s first law. 6. State in your own words Kepler’s second law. 7. State in your own words Kepler’s third law. 8. According to Newton’s law of gravitation, the more massive two objects are, what happens to the gravitational force? The farther apart two objects are, what happens to the gravitational force? 9. What is “G”? (Not to be confused with “g”) 10. Compare the acceleration of a falling body on the Moon and on Earth. 11. What would happen if a cannonball is fired at a high enough horizontal speed? 12. What is weightlessness? 13. Explain the importance of measurement 1/20th of an inch. 14. Describe other life achievements of Isaac Newton.

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The Apple and the Moon
1. Isaac Newton
2. Nicolas Copernicus founded modern astronomy with his book, On the Revolution of the
Heavenly Orbs 1543. Using ancient astronomical data, Copernicus constructed a model
in which the Earth orbited the sun, rather than the other way around, as firmly
established by the Churchat the time.
3. Epicycles are irregular orbits constr...

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