Kepler's law of areas

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Just wanted to know how can we attribute the kepler's law of areas to a radially directed force?
 

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Just wanted to know how can we attribute the kepler's law of areas to a radially directed force?
The law of areas amounts to a statement that the angular momentum of a satellite about a central point is conserved. If there were an off-center force, that would amount to a torque and angular momentum would not be conserved.
 
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I think you may need to elaborate on the question.
 

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