Orbital Mechanics: For Engineering Students
Orbital mechanics is a cornerstone subject for aerospace engineering students. However, with its basis in classical physics and mechanics, it can be a difficult and weighty subject. Howard Curtis - Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Embry-Riddle University, the US's #1 rated undergraduate aerospace school - focuses on what students at undergraduate and taught masters level really need to know in this hugely valuable text. Fully supported by the analytical features and computer based tools required by today's students, it brings a fresh, modern, accessible approach to teaching and learning orbital mechanics. A truly essential new resource.
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absolute angular acceleration according to Equation altitude angular momentum angular velocity apse line argument of perigee ascending node body frame Calculate center of mass circular orbit components constant delta-v delta-v required direction eccentric anomaly ellipse elliptical orbit Example fprintf('\n function geocentric equatorial frame given by Equation gravitational parameter heliocentric Hohmann transfer hyperbola illustrated in Figure inertial frame initial Julian day Kepler’s equation km/s Lagrange launch magnitude maneuver matrix moments of inertia Newton’s obtain orbit equation orbital elements periapse planet position vector precession Q]xx rad/s radial radius ratio relative right ascension rocket rotation rotor satellite semimajor axis shown in Figure sidereal spacecraft speed Substituting Equations topocentric total delta-v trajectory true anomaly unit vectors vehicle velocity vector xyz frame yields zero
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