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flat2ecc

Eccentricity of ellipse from flattening

    Description

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    ecc = flat2ecc(f) computes the eccentricity of an ellipse or an ellipsoid of revolution given the flattening f.

    Examples

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    Find the eccentricity of an ellipse from the flattening.

    ecc = flat2ecc(0.0034)
    ecc = 0.0824
    

    Input Arguments

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    Flattening, specified as a numeric scalar.

    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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    Not recommended starting in R2013b

    See Also

    Functions