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What makes you think a closed-form solution for y can be found?

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I know, in celestial mechanics, the Kepler equation is same as this - at least after a change of variables - which means, you can take a look at literature, if you find something about it. As being so, I wouldn't use my time to kick the equation, as it is one of the most researched one in the world. Unless I wanted some sort of challenge, of course.

Anyhow, your choices for the solution will most likely be an iterative method, a power series or a Fourier series or interpolation of the numerical solution over the values of x under interest.

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