Mechanics / Electrodynamics
November 30, 2017
angular momentum, centrifugal, gravitational, Kepler, NASA, orbit, planet, planetary orbit, vis-viva equation;
In this essay I show how one can use easy maths to analyse planetary orbits, which are elliptical. I also present an example of how one can use “the NASA method” to calculate planetary orbits, based on information in an interesting NASA document.