Solution of the Two Body Problem

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I have been trying to understand why the three body problem is unsolvable for some time now. But I realized that it would probably help to see a closed form solution to the two body problem first. I was wondering if anyone can direct me to such a solution via link or just shed some light on the topic. Peace.
 
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Try scienceworlds's Two-Body Problem entry. It's the second thing that came up on google.
 

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It's done in Landau's text on Mechanics,too.

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Ed Quanta said:
I have been trying to understand why the three body problem is unsolvable for some time now.
Have you gotten as far as Brun's theorem?
 
What's Brun's Theorem got to do with it?
I just looked up what it is.
 

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