Journal of Mathematical Sciences

, Volume 108, Issue 6, pp 1119–1138

Central Configurations of the 5-Body Problem with Equal Masses in Three-Space

  • I. Kotsireas
  • D. Lazard
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1013508925715

Cite this article as:
Kotsireas, I. & Lazard, D. Journal of Mathematical Sciences (2002) 108: 1119. doi:10.1023/A:1013508925715

Abstract

Central configurations with axial symmetry in the 5-body problem with equal masses in three-space are enumerated. It is shown that only two of the configurations have a unique symmetry axis. Symbolic computation techniques are used because the proof involves very tedious computations. Bibliography: 15 titles.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Kotsireas
    • 1
  • D. Lazard
    • 1
  1. 1.Université ParisFrance