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I have some old code for a simple interplanetary trajectory solver and thought it would be interesting to try and extend it to incorporate gravity assists as well. Does anyone know of any books/articles that explain the mathematics behind a simple gravity assist solver so that I can attempt to add it into my mission planner?

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    – TildalWave
    Commented May 11, 2015 at 20:04
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    – userLTK
    Commented May 11, 2015 at 20:26

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Bate's Fundamentals of Astrodynamics is a classic in the field. There are others, but I would start there.

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