The structure of the extended phase space of the Sitnikov problem

T. Kovács, B. Érdi

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The extended phase space of the Sitnikov problem is studied by using a stroboscopic map and computing escape times. Comparisons of phase portraits and plots of escape times reveal the intrinsic connection between the geometry of the phase space and the dynamical behaviour of the system. Properties of the phase space are analysed both in the central regular region and far from it.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)801-804
Number of pages4
JournalAstronomische Nachrichten
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2007



  • Celestial mechanics, stellar dynamics
  • Methods: numerical

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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