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Homework Help: Kepler's equation of planetary motion

  1. May 11, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    If a planet were suddenly stopped in it's orbit, supposed circular, Show that it would fall into the sun in a time which is[tex]\frac{\sqrt{2}}{8}[/tex] times it's time period.

    2. Relevant equations
    Kepler's Third law

    3. The attempt at a solution
    Last edited: May 11, 2010
  2. jcsd
  3. May 11, 2010 #2
    You do know we don't solve the problem for you. You need to put some effort into it first and we guide you in the right direction.
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