Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 284, Issue 3, pp 1013–1033

Retrograde Orbits in Ring Configurations of N Bodies

  • T.J. Kalvouridis

DOI: 10.1023/A:1023332226388

Cite this article as:
Kalvouridis, T. Astrophysics and Space Science (2003) 284: 1013. doi:10.1023/A:1023332226388


New families of simple, double and triple periodic symmetric retrograde orbits in various ring configurations are presented in this paper, providing new information on the dynamic behavior of such many-body systems. The evolution of the characteristic curves and of their orbits-members is discussed as well as their most prominent qualitative aspects.

N-body configurationsperiodic orbitsring problem

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Authors and Affiliations

  • T.J. Kalvouridis
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Applied Sciences, Department of MechanicsNational Technical University of AthensAthensGreece