Celestial mechanics

, Volume 31, Issue 3, pp 317–328 | Cite as

The solution of Kepler's equation, II

  • T. M. Burkardt
  • J. M. A. Danby


Starting values for the iterative solution of Kepler's equation are considered for hyperbolic orbits, and for generalized versions of the equation, including the use of universal variables.


Generalize Version Iterative Solution Universal Variable Hyperbolic Orbit 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. M. Burkardt
    • 1
  • J. M. A. Danby
    • 2
  1. 1.Wang Laboratories, Inc.RaleighUSA
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA

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