Celestial mechanics

, Volume 19, Issue 2, pp 163–166 | Cite as

A simple, efficient starting value for the iterative solution of Kepler's equation

  • Gary R. Smith
Article

Abstract

A simple starting value for the iterative solution of Kepler's equation in the elliptic case is presented. This value is then compared against five other starting values for 3750 test cases. In addition, bounds are given for the solution of Kepler's equation.

Keywords

Iterative Solution Elliptic Case Simple Starting 

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Copyright information

© D. Reidel Publishing Co. 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gary R. Smith
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  1. 1.Staff Engineer/ScientistIBM CorporationHoustonUSA

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