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The Kepler problem: The Newtonian and the relativistic (Special Theory) Comparison
written by Kostas Papamichalis
In this work we solve the Kepler problem in the context of two theories: a) the Special Theory of Relativity and b) the Newtonian Mechanics. We simulate the motion of a particle according to the predictions of each model, for the same initial conditions. We observe and calculate the precession of the perihelion and the aphelion of the orbit for the case of the relativistic model and the closed-elliptic path in the Newtonian model. We check our calculations and the virtual measurements, by implementing several activities in the environment of the simulation.
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Relativity
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- Special Relativity
= Relativistic Kinematics
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