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A MATLAB Script for Predicting Orbital Events of the Planets

version 1.1.0.0 (29.9 MB) by David Eagle
Predicts interesting orbital events of our solar system planets.

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Updated 14 Oct 2021

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PDF document and a MATLAB script named pevents.m that can be used to compute interesting orbital events of the planets of our solar system. Using a combination of one-dimensional minimization and root-finding, the pevents MATLAB script computes the following heliocentric characteristics of planetary orbital motion.
• aphelion and perihelion of a planet
• nodal crossings of a planet
• closest approach distance between two planets
• minimum angular separation between two planets

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David Eagle (2021). A MATLAB Script for Predicting Orbital Events of the Planets (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/43173-a-matlab-script-for-predicting-orbital-events-of-the-planets), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2012a
Compatible with any release
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