Re: Re: Satellite Visualization!
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- Subject: [mg82508] Re: [mg82503] Re: Satellite Visualization!
- From: DrMajorBob <drmajorbob at bigfoot.com>
- Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2007 05:26:52 -0400 (EDT)
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In Drawgraphics6, evaluate DrawGraphicsHelp and under examples, this is the one called "Ellipse Area". It's everything you need to know about elliptical orbits, with derivations, pictures, and a very nice animation. Bobby On Mon, 22 Oct 2007 04:44:19 -0500, David Park <djmpark at comcast.net> wrote: > Andery, > > I did an extended notebook on this topic ending up with an animation of > the > earth and a satellite (I called it RSS, Rational Solar Satellite, > because it > revolves exactly twice for every three orbits of the earth and thus the > animation can run smoothly forever.) > > However, it happens that this is an extended example in my DrawGraphics > package, which I sell for $50, from my web site. You may not be > interested > because of that. > > The notebook is actually titled 'Mathematica Notebooks as Pedagogical > Documents: Derivations of the area swept out by a focal angle in an > ellipse' > and the abstract is: > > "This notebook presents an example of the Mathematica style for tutorial > and > student essay notebooks that I advocate. It uses a structured notebook > with > textual discussion integrated with derivations, calculations and > graphics, > active calculation of everything and the generation of embedded > knowledge. > The notebook treats the derivation of an expression for the swept area > in an > ellipse as a function of focal angle. This result was first presented on > the > Internet by David W. Cantrell." > -- DrMajorBob at bigfoot.com