equation of the center

Definition of equation of the center

: the difference between the place of a planet as supposed to move uniformly in a circle and its place as moving in an ellipse

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“Equation of the center.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/equation%20of%20the%20center. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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