## The Critical Inclination Problem in Satellite Orbit Theory"Solutions of the satellite orbit problem are obtained that do not exhibit singularities at the critical inclination angle. Series representations are obtained. Their region of convergence are exhibited, and quantitative measures of their speeds of convergence are provided for use in numerical computations."--p. 1. |

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