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Collection of remarkable three-body motions


Collection of remarkable three-body motions

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From the site: "The most fascinating phenomena of celestial mechanics are revealed in the motions of three or more bodies attracted to one another by gravitational forces. If a third body is added to a system of two interacting bodies, the three-body problem generally becomes analytically unsolvable, that is, there exist no general formulas that describe the motion and permit the calculation of positions and velocities of the bodies from arbitrary initial conditions. The lack of analytic... More
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Java Applet
Date Added to MERLOT: September 22, 2003
Date Modified in MERLOT: September 22, 2003
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Submitter: Louis Keiner


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Primary Audience: College General Ed, Graduate School
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Technical Requirements: Java Enabled Browser
Language: Russian, English
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