|Oct16-09, 02:56 PM||#1|
Halley's comet eccentricity
1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
I am given Rp=.6AU and need to find the eccentricity.
2. Relevant equations
3. The attempt at a solution
I can find what Halley's comet eccentricity is (0.967) but I need to actually calculate it. What is the equation I need? I know I need to know Ra, or a, or p.
|Oct16-09, 03:03 PM||#2|
Are you told the period of Haley's orbit?
|Oct16-09, 03:12 PM||#3|
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