Front Cover Equations
Adapted From Fundamentals of Astrodynamics and Applications, Second Edition by David A. Vallado (Vallado Orange Book)
Note! This is not an exact copy of the front cover. I have made changes to symbols where appropriate for legibility and such. For instance, I use (theta) instead of (nu) for true anomaly, as it looks too much like velocity. Go ahead and try it out! . Also, I use the same symbol for elliptic, parabolic, and hyperbolic eccentric anomaly. They are all used the same way, and it is always clear from context which is which.
I also group things differently, and I add in a couple of equations which are in pencil in my book.
These are provided pretty much without comment, as a reference for someone who knows what to do with the equation, but just needs to see it written out.
Common two-body equations
|Specific angular momentum||
|Specific Mechanical Energy||
|Flight Path Angle||
|Polar Form Equation||
|Hyperbolic excess velocity|
|Asymptotic True Anomaly|