Students learn to:
- describe a gravitational field in the region surrounding a massive object in terms of its effects on other masses in it
- define Newton’s Law of Universal Gravitation:
- discuss the importance of Newton’s Law of Universal Gravitation in understanding and calculating the motion of satellites
- identify that a slingshot effect can be provided by planets for space probes
Extract from Physics Stage 6 Syllabus (Amended October 2002). © 2009, Board of Studies NSW.