circularOrbit.frink

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// Solves period for a circular orbit.
use systemSolver2.frink

symbolicMode[true]
orbit= new System[[F === m a,
                   F === G m1 m2 / r^2,
                   a === omega^2 r,
                   freq === omega / (2 pi),
                   period === 1/freq,
                   mplanet === m1,
                   mplanet === m,
                   msun === m2],
                  ["G", "pi"]]

println[join["\n",orbit.solveFor["freq"]]]

// Plug in values for the earth's mass and its distance from the sun
args = [["msun", sunmass], ["r", earthdist]]
solutions = orbit.solveForValues["period", args]
println[eval[solutions]->"days"]


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