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Flashcards - Celestial Orbit Characteristics

Flashcards - Celestial Orbit Characteristics
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Conic sections
In mathematics, a conic section is a curve obtained as the intersection of the surface of a cone with a plane
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circle
A circle is a simple closed shape in Euclidean geometry
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ellipse
In mathematics, an ellipse is a curve in a plane surrounding two focal points such that the sum of the distances to the two focal points is constant for every point on the curve
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potential energy
In physics, potential energy is energy possessed by a body by virtue of its position relative to others, stresses within itself, electric charge, and other factors
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potential energy
In physics, potential energy is energy possessed by a body by virtue of its position relative to others, stresses within itself, electric charge, and other factors
ellipse
In mathematics, an ellipse is a curve in a plane surrounding two focal points such that the sum of the distances to the two focal points is constant for every point on the curve
circle
A circle is a simple closed shape in Euclidean geometry
Conic sections
In mathematics, a conic section is a curve obtained as the intersection of the surface of a cone with a plane
parabola
A parabola is a two-dimensional, mirror-symmetrical curve, which is approximately U-shaped when oriented as shown in the diagram below, but which can be in any orientation in its plane
time period
Frequency is the number of occurrences of a repeating event per unit time
perihelion
The perihelion is the point in the orbit of a planet, minor planet, or comet, where it is nearest to its orbital focus, generally a star
major axis
In geometry, the major axis of an ellipse is its longest diameter: a line segment that runs through the center and both foci, with ends at the widest points of the perimeter
hyperbola
In mathematics, a hyperbola is a type of smooth curve lying in a plane, defined by its geometric properties or by equations for which it is the solution set

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