The restricted three-body problem in cylindrical clouds

Barnabás Deme, B. Érdi, L. Viktor Tóth

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Abstract

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
Volume130
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2018

Keywords

  • 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

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