Hi. I have recently been trying my hands at calculating a few orbits but have encountered difficulties in trying to 'understand' the semi latus rectum.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

P=h^2/GM

What does it have to do with the orbiting object's angular momentum? How come I get different values when I derive it from other equations? Please help me as I need to understand this to move on to elliptic orbits.

(Note: When I derived P from other equations, I got different values but they were all quite close to each other.)

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# Orbital Semi Latus Rectum

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