The Force Function of Two General Bodies II
Abstract
The solution to the problem of the force function of two finite bodies, proposed previously by the author (1978), contains complex Stokes constants and coefficients for the products of these constants are also complex quantities formed by the products of the complex matrices of the irreducible representations of the threedimensional pure rotation group. This solution was not, therefore, very suitable for practical computational purposes (e.g., the earthmoon force function). The transition to the real Stokes constants is presented and real coefficients with the arbitrary product of the Stokes constants are calculated as the functions of the Euler angles and the position of the bodies.
 Publication:

Bulletin of the Astronomical Institutes of Czechoslovakia
 Pub Date:
 1979
 Bibcode:
 1979BAICz..30..152S
 Keywords:

 Body Kinematics;
 Celestial Mechanics;
 Dynamics;
 EarthMoon System;
 Euler Equations Of Motion;
 Stokes Law;
 Astronomy