Eccentricty `||vece||`

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Equation / Last modified by Administrator on 2015/08/11 07:06
`e = `
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MichaelBartmess.Eccentricty `||vece||`
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This equation produces the norm of the Eccentricity Vecotor, `vece`, with input being the components of the orbital radius vector, `vecr` and the components of the velocity vector, `vecv`.

Eccentrictyvece-illustration.png

Notes

The orbits and trajectories that can be characterized by eccentricity are:

elliptical:

circular: e = 1

parabolic trajectory

hyperbolic trajectory

0 < e < 1

e = 1

e = 1

e> 1