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Will Flannery
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I have several* classical physics and mechanics texts, and none solve the Kepler problem (as far as I can tell), succinctly, solving the Kepler equation, M = E - e*sin(E), for E given M and e, or more generally determining the equations of motion for an orbiting object. In fact none even mention the Kepler equation.
The mechanics books all derive, from energy equations, Kepler's laws, but none even mention the Kepler equation.
*Goldstine, OpenStax, Thornton/Marion, Kleppner/Kolenkow, Young and Freedman
The mechanics books all derive, from energy equations, Kepler's laws, but none even mention the Kepler equation.
*Goldstine, OpenStax, Thornton/Marion, Kleppner/Kolenkow, Young and Freedman