Do the L3, L4, L5 points exist in hyperbolic orbits? If yes, then where do they lie?
So, I'm following the derivation in D. Morin, Introduction to Classical Mechanics, of the equations for a two-body system. I understand all of it, aside from this one step. When he's talking about ...
I was reading on up Lagrangian points and the restricted three-body problem. From what I was able to tell, the Lagrangian points are 5 points in a two-body system such that a third body would be ...
Cyclic co-ordinates implying the constant velocity motion of center of mass of a system of particles
I'm reading the section on Central Force in my textbook (Goldstein's Classical Mechanics has a similar argument in the chapter titled "The Central Force Problem", first section), where we have the ...
I was reading the Wikipedia article on Lagrangian points and doing the requisite wiki walk through the various quasi-satellites of Earth when a question occurred to me: Could there be a stable or ...
From what I remember, one of the first steps in finding the equations of motion for an orbiting body is to argue that the body's motion has to be restricted to a plane, because the central force has ...