In this paper, we give a new derivation of the equations for the central configurations of the 1+n body problem. In the case of equal masses, we show that for n large enough there exists only one solution. Our lower bound for n improves by several orders of magnitude the one previously found by Hall. © 1994 Kluwer Academic Publishers.
|Journal||Celestial Mechanics & Dynamical Astronomy|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1994|
- Central configurations
- N-body restricted problem