Celestial mechanics

, Volume 25, Issue 3, pp 293–296 | Cite as

Elimination of secular terms generated by the coupling of perturbations

  • S. Ferraz-Mello


The idea of the transformation of Tisserand is used to avoid the appearance of spurious secular terms in the study of the simultaneous action of two disturbing forces of different type.


Simultaneous Action Secular Term Disturbing Force 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Ferraz-Mello
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  1. 1.Departamento de AstronomiaUniversidade de São PauloSão PauloBrazil

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