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Elliptical Orbits and Eccentricity clone
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by Barry DeSain
| 6 Questions
Note from the author:
Elliptical orbits practice using Reference Table and NGSS/CC tagged
1
1 pt
Which one of the following is used as the unit for eccentricity?
A cm
B km
C no units
D m
2
4 pts
Calculate the eccentricity of a planet's orbit when the d=0.4cm and L=4.6cm.
A 11.5
B 0.09
C 0.154
D 0.087
3
2 pts
Which planet in our solar system has an eccentricity closest to the eccentricity of the planet in Question #2?
4
2 pts
Which of the following eccentricity values is the closest to being a circle?
A 0.206
B 0.604
C 0.009
D 0.054
5
2 pts
Draw the approximate shape of an ellipse with an eccentricty of 0.8
6
4 pts
Rearrange the planets in order of their eccentricity- The most eccentric on top and the closest to a circle on the bottom.
  1. Uranus
  2. Earth
  3. Saturn
  4. Jupiter
  5. Venus
  6. Neptune
  7. Mars
  8. Mercury
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