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Kepler's second law

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Kepler's second law a law concerning the speed at which planets travel; a line connecting a planet to the sun will sweep out equal areas in equal times "Kepler's second law means that a planet's orbital speed changes with its distance from the sun"
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Usage

In literature:

We shall see the result of this decreased distance when we deal with Kepler's Second Law.
"Aether and Gravitation" by William George Hooper
In accordance with Kepler's second law, the velocity of the planet must exhibit corresponding changes.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
This is an extension of Kepler's second law.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
Kepler's first and second laws were published in 1609, and his third ten years later.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 4" by Various
The constancy of this velocity in the case of the sun and a single planet is formulated in Kepler's second law.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 6" by Various
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