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Standard Gravitational Parameter

(μ)
(a body's mass times the gravitational constant)

The Standard Gravitational Parameter (μ) of a body is its mass times the Gravitational Constant, 6.673x10-11 N(m/kg)2 (Newtons times meters squared over kilograms squared).

μ = GM

It serves as short-hand for the many formulae that use GM. Examples:


(mechanics,measure,gravity)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_gravitational_parameter

Referenced by:
Semi-Major Axis (a)

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