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Solution to the Advance of the Perihelion of Mercury in Newtonian Theory

Version 1 : Received: 18 June 2020 / Approved: 19 June 2020 / Online: 19 June 2020 (08:43:00 CEST)

How to cite: Corda, C. Solution to the Advance of the Perihelion of Mercury in Newtonian Theory. Preprints 2020, 2020060236 Corda, C. Solution to the Advance of the Perihelion of Mercury in Newtonian Theory. Preprints 2020, 2020060236

Abstract

It is shown through three different approaches that, contrary to a long-standing conviction, the orbit of Mercury behaves as required by Newton's equations with a very high precision if one correctly analyzes the situation in the framework of the two-body problem without neglecting the mass of Mercury.

Subject Areas

perihelion of Mercury; Newtonian theory; precession

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