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-==== Reconciliation of Effective Potentials with Orbit Shape ====+===== Reconciliation of Effective Potentials with Orbit Shape =====
A valuable sequence of activities arises during our discussion of classical orbits that illustrates how computational work must be integrated with other activities to achieve the pedagogical goal.  We would like our students to understand how the shape of the orbit depends on various physical parameters such as reduced mass or the z-component of angular momentum and how this shape can be predicted by an effective potential diagram. A valuable sequence of activities arises during our discussion of classical orbits that illustrates how computational work must be integrated with other activities to achieve the pedagogical goal.  We would like our students to understand how the shape of the orbit depends on various physical parameters such as reduced mass or the z-component of angular momentum and how this shape can be predicted by an effective potential diagram.
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-== Activities Included == +==== Activities ====
-  * <html> <a href="http://www.physics.oregonstate.edu/portfolioswiki/doku.php?id=activities:main&file=cfconics">Polar Plots of Conic Sections</a> </html> +  * **[[courses:activities:cfact:cfconics|Polar Plots of Conic Sections]]**
-  * <html> <a href="http://www.physics.oregonstate.edu/portfolioswiki/doku.php?id=activities:main&file=cfeffpotential">Exploring the Effective Potential</a> </html> +  * **[[courses:activities:cfact:cfeffpotential|Exploring the Effective Potential]]**
-  * <html> <a href="http://www.physics.oregonstate.edu/portfolioswiki/doku.php?id=activities:main&file=cfveffkin">Interpreting Effective Potential Plots</a> </html> +  * **[[courses:activities:cfact:cfveffkin|Interpreting Effective Potential Plots]]**
-  * <html> <a href="http://www.physics.oregonstate.edu/portfolioswiki/doku.php?id=activities:main&file=cforbits">Orbits and Effective Potential</a> </html>+  * **[[courses:activities:cfact:cforbits|Orbits and Effective Potential]]**

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