Robert Hooke’s Seminal Contribution to Orbital Dynamics

@article{Nauenberg2005RobertHS,
  title={Robert Hooke’s Seminal Contribution to Orbital Dynamics},
  author={M. Nauenberg},
  journal={Physics in Perspective},
  year={2005},
  volume={7},
  pages={4-34}
}
Abstract.During the second half of the seventeenth century, the outstanding problem in astronomy was to understand the physical basis for Kepler’s laws describing the observed orbital motion of a planet around the Sun. In the middle 1660s,Robert Hooke (1635–1703) proposed that a planet’s motion is determined by compounding its tangential velocity with the change in radial velocity impressed by the gravitational attraction of the Sun, and he described his physical concept to Isaac Newton (1642… Expand
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