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Cont. numerical solution to gravity

  1. Jun 16, 2015 #1
    I believe I am misunderstanding the equations I must use for the Runge Kutta of an orbit in polar coordinates.
    What differential equations can i use which will allow me to numerically determine both an object's distance and angle in an orbit, dependent on time?
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  3. Jun 16, 2015 #2


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    Are you talking about a two body problem?
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