Definition of eccentric anomaly in English:

eccentric anomaly

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noun

Astronomy
  • The actual anomaly of a planet in an elliptical orbit. Compare with mean anomaly.
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    • 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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