Talk:Eccentricity

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Need a disambiguation page?[edit]

Can we have a disambiguation page for "Eccentricity" and move the "Popular usage" section to a different page?

Kums 12:49, 14 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Done: eccentricity (mathematics), eccentricity (orbit), eccentricity (mechanics), and eccentricity (behavior). Jake 22:11, 3 Dec 2004 (UTC)


A simpler definition to visualize: The eccentricity of an ellipse is the ratio of the distance between the foci to the major axis. That other thing with the square root is very abstract. -Doradus 16:08, 27 Mar 2004 (UTC)

Pronunciation[edit]

Most people seem to pronounce this like "ex-sentricity", but I've heard scientists (talking about orbits) say "ee-sentricity". Dictionaries don't seem to agree with the latter. DonPMitchell (talk) 20:05, 9 November 2014 (UTC)[reply]