[0802.2431] Perihelion precession formula and Hamilton's vector

Authors: O.I. Chashchina, Z.K. Silagadze

Date: 18 Feb 2008

Abstract: This is a comment on the recent paper by G. S. Adkins and J. McDonnell ‘Orbital precession due to central-force perturbations’ published in Phys. Rev. D75 (2007), 082001 [arXiv:gr-qc/0702015]. We show that the main result of this paper, the formula for the precession of Keplerian orbits induced by central-force perturbations, can be obtained very simply by the use of Hamilton's vector.

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