Developed by Fabio Daniel Saccone  Published September 5, 2024
DOI: 10.1119/PICUP.Exercise.3BodyProblem
Subject Area  Mechanics 

Level  First Year 
Available Implementation  IPython/Jupyter Notebook 
Learning Objectives 
The learning objectives of this exercise are:
 Apply Gravitational law to solve a hypothetical 3body problem with a mass entering to the Earth and Moon orbit (Exercises 14)
 Because of no exact solution is available for this problem, a visualization code of trajectories and their dependence with initial conditions is implemented (Exercises 14)
 Also helpful, it is to visualize the bodies orbits from the center of mass reference frame. (Exercise 5)

Time to Complete  30 min 
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Fabio Daniel Saccone, "3 body problem  Code for visualization of 2D EarthMoon3rd body trajectories," Published in the PICUP Collection, September 2024, https://doi.org/10.1119/PICUP.Exercise.3BodyProblem.
DOI: 10.1119/PICUP.Exercise.3BodyProblem
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