Sunday, September 21, 2014



- In its traditional sense, the three-body problem is the problem of taking an initial set of data that specifies the positions, masses and velocities of three bodies for some particular point in time and then determining the motions of the three bodies, in accordance with the laws of classical mechanics.

- In an extended modern sense, a three-body problem is a class of problems in classical or quantum mechanics that model the motion of three particles.

 In this simulation, the green and red bodies are 9 and 13 times more massive than the blue body, respectively.

13 New Solutions to Three-Body Problem?
The discovery of 13 new families, made by physicists Milovan Šuvakov and Veljko Dmitrašinović at the Institute of Physics Belgrade, brings the new total to 16.


Animation by: Brian Weinstein
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