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# Absolute Elements

An object's absolute elements are the position and velocity components relative to the origin of the coordinate frame.

• The Absolute Position is the vector that describes the position relative to the origin of the coordinate frame.

• The Absolute Velocity is the vector that describes the velocity relative to the origin of the coordinate frame.

The absolute elements are as follows.

• Absolute Position X is the x-coordinate of the absolute position, and has the symbol rx.
The x-coordinate of the absolute position may be any number.

• Absolute Position Y is the y-coordinate of the absolute position, and has the symbol ry.
The y-coordinate of the absolute position may be any number.

• Absolute Position Z is the z-coordinate of the absolute position, and has the symbol rz.
The z-coordinate of the absolute position may be any number.

• Absolute Velocity X is the x-coordinate of the absolute velocity, and has the symbol vx.
The x-coordinate of the absolute velocity may be any number.

• Absolute Velocity Y is the y-coordinate of the absolute velocity, and has the symbol vy.
The y-coordinate of the absolute velocity may be any number.

• Absolute Velocity Z is the z-coordinate of the absolute velocity, and has the symbol vz.
The z-coordinate of the absolute velocity may be any number.