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Subject: Is the Kepler's law of areas valid for a comet ?

Date: Thu Sep 23 10:22:29 2004
Posted by Patrice
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If we are taking into account the sun wind and the attraction of the sun, the
total force is central but the mass of the comet decreases then only
mass.d(area)/dt stay constant and the area sweeped in a given time increase.
What's wrong?

Re: Is the Kepler's law of areas valid for a comet ?

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