TitleVisualizing solutions of the circular restricted three-body problem
NameTrim, Nkosi Nathan (author), Herrera-Guzman, Haydee (chair), Rutgers University, Camden Graduate School,
DescriptionThe stability of a satellite near the Lagrange points is studied in a Circular Restricted Three-Body Problem (CR3BP). The Runge Kutta method is used to trace out the orbital path of the satellite over a period of time. Various initial positions near the Lagrange points and velocities are used to produce various paths the satellite can take. The primary paths focused are on horseshoe paths.
Horseshoe orbits are shown to be sometimes stable and sometimes chaotic.
NoteIncludes bibliographical references (p. 40)
Noteby Nkosi Nathan Trim
CollectionCamden Graduate School Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Organization NameRutgers, The State University of New Jersey
RightsThe author owns the copyright to this work.