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Kepler's problem and spaces of constant curvature
Speaker: Velimir Jurdjevic (Univ. Toronto, Canada)
Kepler's problem (around 1706) concerns the motion of a planet around an immovable planet in the presence of the gravitational force. Based on empirical evidence, Kepler stated that the moon moves on an elliptical path around the earth (known as Kepler's first law, and secondly he stated that the...
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