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Astrophysics and the three-body problem
1.1 About the three-body problem
1.2 The three-body problem in astrophysics
1.3 Short period comets
1.4 Binary stars
1.5 Groups of galaxies
1.6 Binary black holes
Newtonian mechanics
2.1 Newton’s laws
2.2 Inertial coordinate system
2.3 Equations of motion for N bodies
2.4 Gravitational potential
2.5 Constants of motion
2.6 The virial theorem
2.7 The Lagrange and Jacobi forms of the equations of motion
2.8 Constants of motion in the three-body problem
2.9 Moment of inertia
2.10 Scaling of the three-body problem
2.11 Integration of orbits
2.12 Dimensions and units of the three-body problem
2.13 Chaos in the three-body problem
2.14 Rotating coordinate system
The two-body problem
3.1 Equations of motion
3.2 Centre of mass coordinate system
3.3 Integrals of the equation of motion
3.4 Equation of the orbit and Kepler’s first law
3.5 Kepler’s second law
3.6 Orbital elements
3.7 Orbital velocity
3.8 True and eccentric anomalies
3.9 Mean anomaly and Kepler’s equation
3.10 Solution of Kepler’s equation
3.11 Kepler’s third law
3.12 Position and speed as functions of eccentric anomaly
3.13 Hyperbolic orbit
3.14 Dynamical friction
3.15 Series expansions
Hamiltonian mechanics
4.1 Generalised coordinates
4.2 Hamiltonian principle
4.3 Variational calculus
4.4 Lagrangian equations of motion
4.5 Hamiltonian equations of motion
4.6 Properties of the Hamiltonian
4.7 Canonical transformations
4.8 Examples of canonical transformations
4.9 The Hamilton–Jacobi equation
4.10 Two-body problem in Hamiltonian mechanics: two dimensions
4.11 Two-body problem in Hamiltonian mechanics: three dimensions
4.12 Delaunay’s elements
4.13 Hamiltonian formulation of the three-body problem
4.14 Elimination of nodes
4.15 Elimination of mean anomalies
The planar restricted circular three-body problem and other special cases
5.1 Coordinate frames
5.2 Equations of motion
5.3 Jacobian integral
5.4 Lagrangian points
5.5 Stability of the Lagrangian points
5.6 Satellite orbits
5.7 The Lagrangian equilateral triangle
5.8 One-dimensional three-body problem
Three-body scattering
6.1 Scattering of small fast bodies from a binary
6.2 Evolution of the semi-major axis and eccentricity
6.3 Capture of small bodies by a circular binary
6.4 Orbital changes in encounters with planets
6.5 Inclination and perihelion distance
6.6 Large angle scattering
6.7 Changes in the orbital elements
6.8 Changes in the relative orbital energy of the binary
Escape in the general three-body problem
7.1 Escapes in a bound three-body system
7.2 A planar case
7.3 Escape velocity
7.4 Escaper mass
7.5 Angular momentum
7.6 Escape angle
Scattering and capture in the general problem
8.1 Three-body scattering
8.2 Capture
8.3 Ejections and lifetime
8.4 Exchange and flyby
8.5 Rates of change of the binding energy
8.6 Collisions
Perturbations in hierarchical systems
9.1 Osculating elements
9.2 Lagrangian planetary equations
9.3 Three-body perturbing function
9.4 Doubly orbit-averaged perturbing function
9.5 Motions in the hierarchical three-body problem
Perturbations in strong three-body encounters
10.1 Perturbations of the integrals k and e
10.2 Binary evolution with a constant perturbing force
10.3 Slow encounters
10.4 Inclination dependence
10.5 Change in eccentricity
10.6 Stability of triple systems
Author index
Subject index
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The Three-Body Problem, Valtonen M, CUP 2006

The Three-Body Problem, Valtonen M, CUP 2006

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