Unformatted text preview: y r0 M2
x M1 y = 0, x = (ε − 1) a
M 0 is at one focus; Hyperbola; single-pass orbit. Case of = 1:
From the denition of , = 1 ) E = 0, i.e. total energy of system is
zero. In this case the orbit is a parabola: ) 1 = 1 (1 + cos( ))
y2 = r0 2r0x
y r0 M2
x M1 r /2
0 Parabola. Single pass orbit. 77 ...
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course AST 350 taught by Professor Dion during the Fall '09 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
- Fall '09