Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science

Title: Global secular dynamics in the planar three-body problem
Speaker: Professor Jacques Fejoz
Speaker Info: Northwestern
Brief Description:
Special Note:

The dynamics of the three-body problem in classical mechanics can be split into two parts: a fast, Keplerian dynamics, which describes the motion of the bodies along three ellipses as if each body underwent the attraction of only one fictitious center of attraction; and a slow, secular dynamics, which describes the deformations of these Keplerian ellipses, due to the fact that each body actually undergoes the attraction of the other two. I will show how to study this secular dynamics by building the so-called secular systems and applying some sophisticated version of KAM theorem.

Date: Friday, October 6, 2000
Time: 2:00pm
Where: Tech M416
Contact Person: Prof. Riecke
Contact email: h-riecke@nwu.edu
Contact Phone: 847-491-8316
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