# Two body transient solution

In the two body problem, if each body is given an initial condition as a momentum vector, what is the transient part of the solution as it settles into the steady state orbit?

• My stackoverflow.com/questions/7613946/… is probably not helpful. – user21 May 13 '15 at 3:11
• Note that initial conditions need both position and momentum vectors --- i.e. there are 6 degrees of freedom. – DilithiumMatrix May 14 '15 at 19:49