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Eccentricity of ellipse from third flattening



    ecc = n2ecc(n) computes the eccentricity ecc of an ellipse or an ellipsoid of revolution given the third flattening n.


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    Find the eccentricity of an ellipse from the third flattening.

    ecc = n2ecc(0.0017)
    ecc = 0.0823

    Input Arguments

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    Third flattening of the ellipse, specified as a numeric scalar. The input n is defined as (ab)/(a+b), where a is the semimajor axis and b is the semiminor axis.

    Data Types: single | double

    Output Arguments

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    Eccentricity of the ellipse, returned as a numeric scalar in the range [0, 1].

    Version History

    Introduced before R2006a

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