Module 5 Universal Gravitation, Speed of Light, and Special Relativity
The purpose of this page.
This page will contain all the information a student may need to study for a module. It may not be necessary to study ALL of the material. The goal is to provide choices for a student that fit their learning style. If a specific resources is to be used, the instructor will make that clear to the students.
Instructional/ Lecture Videos
The Universal Law of Gravitation 
Are Astronauts Really Weightless?A great discussion about gravity and its effects on astronauts in the International Space Station.

More videos from VeritasiumHere are more videos similar to one at left.

Textbook/ Flexbook PagesThere are a number of flexbook pages that are relevant to this unit. I will group them by topic with web links.

Power PointKhan AcademyThere are a number of videos on Khan Academy related to Newton's Universal Law of Gravitation and Kepler's Laws. If you are having trouble understanding theseLaws then check them out.

The Physics ClassroomLessons three and four from Circular Motion and Satelite Motion at The Physics Classroom explain Kepler's Laws of Motion.


Phet SimulationsBuild your own system of heavenly bodies and watch the gravitational ballet. With this orbit simulator, you can set initial positions, velocities, and masses of 2, 3, or 4 bodies, and then see them orbit each other.

My Solar System 
The Mechanical Universe  and Beyond
A video instructional series on physics for college and high school classrooms and adult learners.
The Apple and the Moon as well as the videos about Keper's Laws apply to this unit.
The Apple and the Moon as well as the videos about Keper's Laws apply to this unit.