An Elementary Derivation of Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion

Join Dr Tamás Görbe for this online lecture as he aims to show an easy-to-follow derivation of Kepler's laws using a geometric perspective.

Four centuries have passed since Kepler discovered the three laws of planetary motion that now bear his name. But how do the elliptical orbits follow from the inverse-square law? How did Newton prove that equal areas are swept out in equal time intervals? Is it really true that the square of a planet’s orbital period is proportional to the cube of its average distance from the Sun? In this interactive lecture, we aim at answering these questions by presenting an elementary derivation of Kepler’s laws.

Image links to lecture which starts 13:00 (GMT) 12 December 2020

Online via YouTube.