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Numerical escape criteria for a symmetric four-body model
Astronomy and Astrophysics (2004)
  • A. Széll
  • Bonnie Steves, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • B. Érdi
Abstract
Numerical escape criteria is presented for the Caledonian Symmetric Four-Body problem (CSFBP). The numerical experiments show that escapes can be detected very early with the help of the method. Integrating a huge amount of orbits of the symmetric four-body system we found that for the equal mass case the double binary escape, and in the planetary case the single bodies escape are the most likely outcome of the disintegration of the system.
Keywords
  • celestial mechanics
Publication Date
April 1, 2004
Publisher Statement
Originally published in: Astronomy and Astrophysics (2004), 421 (2), pp.771-774.
Citation Information
A. Széll, Bonnie Steves and B. Érdi. "Numerical escape criteria for a symmetric four-body model" Astronomy and Astrophysics (2004)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/bonnie_steves/1/