On the Motion of an Infinitesimal Mass in the Gravitational Potential of a Binary Star System

  • L. M. Saha
  • M. K. Das
  • Yasuo Tanaka
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 283)


We have studied the motion of an infinitesimal mass in the gravitational potential of a binary star system. In this study the effect of finite amplitude motion, ε, on the stability of motion around the Lagrangian point L 4 has been investigated using a multiple time scale method. The binary orbit is taken to be of eccentricity e


Binaries celestial mechanics circumstellar matter stability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. M. Saha
    • 1
  • M. K. Das
    • 2
  • Yasuo Tanaka
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsZakir Husain CollegeNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsSri Venkateswara CollegeNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Ibaraki UniversityMitoJapan

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