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Re: Re: Now: Mnemonic and icon wanted - Was Re: Doppler's First name?

At 09:32 PM 8/9/2002 -0400, Margaret Leber wrote:
>Doug Faunt N6TQS +1-510-655-8604 wrote:
>>I can never remember which is apogee and perigee.  Are there some good
>>mnemonics for this?  Maybe one will work for me.

Or, you might remember that the apex of a triangle is at the top. The apogee is
the farthest (highest) point of the orbit.

John - K9IJ

>Well...periapsis and apoapsis *are* hard to remeber, if you can't remeber 
>the roots.
>One thing very close to the roots is periodontium, where periodontal 
>disease happens, which might help you to remeber that peri- means "close", 
>"around", "by" or "edge", like peri-meter being a measure close to the 
>edges, boundary or surface of a figure...which is the the peri-phery, of 
>Apogee, on the other hand, comes from the apo- root meaning, "different" , 
>or "distant". An apo-strophe takes the place of missing letters, who are 
>presumably too far away to be used, while an "apo-stle" is one sent away 
>or sent out to carry a message.
>The AMSAT President's column is called "Apogee View", the implication 
>being that you can see more from up higher...even when the president isn't 
>named Seymour.
>Or Nancy.
>73 de Maggie K3XS


John Rice  K9IJ
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