- vCommons Home
- Separation from Mass and Period

# Separation from Mass and Period

Not Reviewed

Equation / Last modified by MichaelBartmess on 2016/12/16 01:46
`R = `

Separation from Mass and Period

Variable | Instructions | Datatype |
---|---|---|

`Orbital Period` | Period of orbit | Decimal (year) |

`Mass` | Total mass of the system | Decimal (kg) |

Type

Equation

Category

vCommons

Contents

2 variables

Tags:

Rating

ID

sspickle.Separation from Mass and Period

UUID

c15c1d1a-7c94-11e5-9770-bc764e2038f2

In a binary system the separation between the objects in the system depends on the mass of the system and the period of the orbit (Kepler's Third Law). This equation computes the separation given the other two values.

- R is the separation distance between the two masses
- M is the total mass of the system
- T is the period of the orbit.

This equation,

**Separation from Mass and Period**, references 3 equations/constants.**Equations and Constants **

This equation,

**Separation from Mass and Period**, is used in 1 calculator.**Calculators**