16.346 | Fall 2008 | Graduate


Lecture Notes

The Fundamental Ellipse of the BVP


Lecture notes on the fundamental ellipse of the BVP, orbital elements of the fundamental (minimum eccentricity) ellipse, locus of mean points, the line segment FS, eccentric anomaly of the mean-point, mean-point radius of the parabolic orbit, and mean-point radius of elliptic and hyperbolic orbits.

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The Fundamental Ellipse of the BVP

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Fall 2008
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