Families of Symmetric Periodic Orbits of the Restricted Three Body Problem, when the Perturbing Mass is Small
The object of this paper is to study the families of symmetric periodic orbits of the restricted three body problem, by analytical continuation from the two body problem. The solution of the equations of symmetry to the first order allows: 1)a good comparison with numerous numerical results obtained during the last few years; 2)a qualitative description of the characteristics of symmetric periodic orbits for a mass ratio 0.
Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Pub Date:
- September 1969