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, Volume 53, Issue 12, pp 3085–3094 | Cite as

Rose solutions with three petals for planar 4-body problems

  • ChunHua Deng
  • ShiQing ZhangEmail author
  • Qing Zhou


For planar Newtonian 4-body problems with equal masses, we use variational methods to prove the existence of a non-collision periodic choreography solution such that all bodies move on a rose-type curve with three petals.


4-body problems with Newtonian potentials rose solutions with three petals winding numbers variational minimization methods 


34C15 34C25 58E05 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Yangtze Center of Mathematics and College of MathematicsSichuan UniversityChengduChina
  2. 2.Faculty of Mathematics and PhysicsHuaiyin Institute of TechnologyHuai’anChina
  3. 3.Department of MathematicsEast China Normal UniversityShanghaiChina

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