Brian Dunning's FileMaker Custom Functions


Calculates Complete Elliptic Integral of the Second Kind Using Romberg's Method

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Dr. Ronald W. Satz   Dr. Ronald W. Satz
Transpower Corporation

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This function calls EI (ecc ; theta ) (which is equal to Sqrt ( 1- (ecc ^ 2 ) * ( ( Sin ( theta ) ) ^ 2 ) ) ) (where ecc = ellipse eccentricity and theta = angle in radians) to compute the integrand of the Complete Elliptic Integral of the Second kind at 33 points. It then takes these values to compute the Romberg value for the Complete Elliptic Integral of the Second kind--for instance, the perimeter of an elliptic orbit (which would be 4 x a x the value computed, where a = semi-major axis of the ellipse).



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