Kepler's third law

NOUN
  1. a law stating that the ratio of the square of the revolutionary period (in years) to the cube of the orbital axis (in astronomical units) is the same for all planets
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How To Use Kepler's third law In A Sentence

  • Kepler's third law of planetary motion says that the square of the planet's orbital period is proportional to the cube of its semimajor axis.
  • He spoke of colligation as a binding together’ of facts, and chose the formulation of Kepler's Third Law to illustrate this process of integration.
  • He proposed using transits of Mercury to determine the distance of the Sun and therefore the scale of the solar system using Kepler's third law.
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