Physics

Which law of motion accounts for the following statement?"The gravity of the Sun causes the planets to move in a circular path."


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BettieZumbrunnen

4 years ago Comment

The law that accounts for that exact statement is the law that says that
most people don't understand these things very well.

A better statement is:
"The gravitational forces between the Sun and each planet cause each planet
to move in an elliptical path."

The laws that account for that behavior are:

-- Newton's second law of motion: (Force) = (mass) x (acceleration)

-- Newton's law of universal gravity