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


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