Orbit Determination as a Multipoint Boundary Value Problem and Quasilinearization
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One of a continuing series of studies concerned with the capabilities of modern digital computers in solving scientific and technological problems of interest to the Air Force. Many problems in mechanics and applied mathematics in general require the solution of multipoint nonlinear boundary value problems. This Memorandum describes a computational approach to their solution, based on the idea of quasilinearization, and gives the results of an application to the computational determination of orbits.
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