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Homework Help: Solving the orbit equation

  1. Oct 18, 2009 #1
    i need to solve the orbit equations that leads to Kepler's third law.
    The equations are :

    l = r * [e * cos(theta - theta0) - 1]


    l = r * [e * cos(theta - theta0) + 1]
    where l = (J * J) / (m * k)
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  3. Oct 19, 2009 #2


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