The dynamical decays of random, unstable, negative-energy, n-body systems have been followed numerically, to investigate the statistics of stable decay products. From initial quadruple systems, about 20% of the products were stable triples while 30% resulted from initial quintuple systems. These numbers are consistent with the observed ratio of triples to binaries, especially for the higher-multiplicity initial systems.
Revista Mexicana de Astronomia y Astrofisica, vol. 3
- Pub Date:
- May 1977