Gravitationally Bound Orbit Eccentricity Calculator

Eccentricity is the measure of how much a curve formed by the intersection of cone with a plane (conic section) diverges from being a circle. The eccentricity of the gravitationally bound orbital motion can be calculated using this calculator based on the orbiting mass, coefficient of the inverse square law,total energy and angular momentum.

Calculate the Eccentricity of Gravitationally Bound Orbit

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Eccentricity is the measure of how much a curve formed by the intersection of cone with a plane (conic section) diverges from being a circle. The eccentricity of the gravitationally bound orbital motion can be calculated using this calculator based on the orbiting mass, coefficient of the inverse square law,total energy and angular momentum.

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Formula:

e = (1 + (2EJ2) / (mα2))1/2 Where, e = Eccentricity E = Energy J = Angular Momentum m = Orbiting Mass α = GMm (Gravitation)

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