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Mathematical discovery of planet neptune

  1. May 12, 2006 #1
    Can anybody help me find informations about the mathematical discovery of planet neptune ???

    I would like to know how Leverrier and Adams calculated the position of neptune and all this stuff....

    Thanks in advance..

    Last edited: May 13, 2006
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  3. May 13, 2006 #2
    I think astronmers noticed chages in uranuas orbit eventually using newtons laws of gravity I think one of them cacluted where Neptune whould be.
  4. May 23, 2006 #3


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    I don't have a quick link for the specific math, but some good starting points to begin your search are here...
    http://www.seds.org/billa/tnp/neptune.html [Broken]

    and of course Google
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