The restricted three-body problem in cylindrical clouds

Barnabás Deme, B. Érdi, L. Viktor Tóth

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


The fragmentation of interstellar molecular clouds has been investigated with great effort by many authors. In this paper, a simple model is given to describe the dynamics of two fragments moving in a special cylindrical potential. Using a modified version of the restricted three-body problem and the corresponding Jacobian integral, some constraints are given for the motion of the fragments.

Original languageEnglish
Article number73
JournalCelestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2018


  • Celestial mechanics: restricted three-body problem, equilibrium points
  • ISM physics: fragmentation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The restricted three-body problem in cylindrical clouds'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this