Comets and Polar Coordinates

Comets and Polar Coordinates

Author: William Ripley

This tutorial was designed to help the crazy Mathematicians of the world accurately predict whether a comet with a specific  trajectory will impact the Earth.

This tutorial will teach you how to find the polar equations of the Earth and comets orbits around the Sun assuming both orbits are Ellipses.

This tutorial uses the polar equation of an Ellipse .  Diagram is drawn to establish variables.  The polar equation relative to an Ellipse with Eccentricity and semi major Axis is used.

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Polar Equation of Comet/Earth