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I have an exam question, but I don't know how to approach it. The question is,

"Discuss orbits of bodies in the Solar System using the effective potential method."

I thought about every planet having a certain amount of kinetic and potential energy, showing how they balance out as a planet orbits the Sun. During lectures we havn't mentioned the effective potential, so hopefully someone here will enlighten me. I really hope so, and it would make me very grateful.

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# Homework Help: Effective potential

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