ch13-p046 - 46. Keplers law of periods, expressed as a...

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46. Kepler’s law of periods, expressed as a ratio, is 32 2 3 (1.52) 1y MM M EE aT T §·§· §· = ¡ = ¨¸¨¸ ¨¸ ©¹ ©¹©¹ where we have substituted the mean-distance (from Sun) ratio for the semi-major axis ratio. This yields T M = 1.87 y. The value in Appendix C (1.88 y) is quite close, and the small apparent discrepancy is not significant, since a more precise value for the semi-
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