Stability of motion in Hill's sense in the problem of many bodies
Abstract:A criterion on the stability of motion due to Hill in the problem of many absolutely rigid bodies possessing an arbitrary form and structure of the density distribution is established. A graphical illustration of the results obtained is given for the case of three bodies. The instability in Hill's sense for the classical problem of n material points is shown. Conditions of possible disintegration of the n-body system when removing even one body to an infinitely large distance from another body are considered.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: August 1, 2003