Modelling: An Aim and a Tool for the Study of the Chaotic Behaviour of Asteroidal and Cometary Orbits

  • Claude Froeschlé
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 272)


Chaotic solutions of Newton equations are deeply rooted to both asteroidal and cometary dynamics. Great progresses have been made in the last decade using tools and results of the theory of dynamical systems. Both the existence of Kirkwood gaps and the transfer of comets into observable orbits will be related to chaos. Mapping and massive parallel computers are the main tools which will be discussed.


Phase Space Chaotic Motion Body Problem Chaotic Region Disturbing Function 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claude Froeschlé
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  1. 1.Observatoire de la Côte d’AzurNICE CedexFrance

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