The solution of complete Schwarzschild's planetary equation with the method of successive approximations

  • DD Bakwa
  • SXK Howusu

Abstract

The Einstein's solution of the planetary equation of motion from Schwarzschild's line element is well known. In this paper, we solve the complete Schwarzschild's planetary equation with the method of successive approximation for the corresponding precession and compare the result with that from the line element.

Keywords: precession angle, successive approximation, line element, planetary equation, perturbation term

Nigerian Journal of Physics Vol. 17, 2005: 7-10
Published
2006-09-05
Section
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