Definition of eccentric anomaly in English:

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eccentric anomaly

noun

Astronomy
The actual anomaly of a planet in an elliptical orbit. Compare with mean anomaly.
Example sentences
  • We need to convert this into the eccentric anomaly, and the formula is cos E = (e + cos n) / (1 + e cos n).
  • We use Kepler’s eccentric anomaly in order to get explicit equations for the planetary orbits in a solar system.
  • The maximum difference in Eccentric Anomaly (in radians) will equal the eccentricity of the orbit.

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