Wednesday, March 08, 2006

The Third Law of Planetary Motion, Sitcoms and Scandinavian Hamburgers

On this day in 1618, the near blind German Mathematician Johannes Kepler (Or as I like to call him Mr. Ellipse) discovered The Third Law of Planetary motion:
The squares of the orbital periods of planets are directly proportional to the cubes of the semi-major axis of the orbits.
Newton later used this law as support for his Theory of Gravity.

And on this day in 2006 I am going in for a sitcom meeting!

Here's a nice overview of all Kepler's Planetary Motion Laws.

Also:Bergen, Norway is a beautiful city with a fascinating museum dedicated to the Hanseatic League as well as (along with most of the rest of Europe) a McDonald's.


Paul Parducci

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