eccentric anomaly


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eccentric anomaly

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eccentric anomaly

[ek¦sen·trik ə′näm·ə·lē]
(astronomy)
For a planet in an elliptical orbit, the eccentric angle corresponding to the planet's location.
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The anomalies f and f' are related to the eccentric anomaly E by
To relate the natural anomaly to the eccentric anomaly, it is convenient to obtain the development of the natural anomaly as Fourier series of eccentric anomaly.
The global error for an arbitrary value of [[PSI].sub.[alpha]] can be computed from the value of the exact solution of the two bodies problem for the value of eccentric anomaly E([[PSI].sub.[alpha]]) obtained through the derivative of the Kepler equation dM = (1 - e cos E)dE = (r/a)dE.