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Acceleration vector diagram for Newtonian planet motion
Posted:
Nov 23, 2013 5:36 PM


In classical Newtonian mechanics for planetary motion,
inclination of orbit to radial direction = al, where
tan(al)= ratio of velocites = omega radius/rdt
Next, how to express tan(al) using following three radial and two circumferential acceleration components:
rdtdt, omega^2 radius and mu/radius^2 ( mu = GM ); r thdtdt and 2 radius thdt rdt?
Regards Narasimham



