# Issues with predicting Mercury's Orbit

1. Jul 31, 2011

Greetings I have been trying to find the orbit of Mercury using the geodesic equations with the Schwarzschild Metric, more precisely I have been using the equations derived in "General Relativity, An Introduction for Physicists" by M.P. Hobson, etc, that is:
$\left(1-\frac{2\mu}{r}\right) \frac{dt}{d\tau} =k$<br>
c^2

2. Jul 31, 2011

### pervect

Staff Emeritus
You need to use [tex]here, not [itex]. I'll do that and see what it looks like, then try to answer it.

OK - what exactly is your question?