Retrograde Orbits in Ring Configurations of N Bodies
Author: Kalvouridis, T.J.
Source: Astrophysics and Space Science, Volume 284, Number 3, 2003 , pp. 1013-1033(21)
New families of simple, double and triple periodic symmetric retrograde orbits in various ring configurations are presented in this paper, providing new information on the dynamic behavior of such many-body systems. The evolution of the characteristic curves and of their orbits-members is discussed as well as their most prominent qualitative aspects.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: National Technical University of Athens, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Department of Mechanics, Zografou Campus 157 73, Athens, Greece
Publication date: 2003