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Contact: F.X.Timmes
my one page vitae,
full vitae,
research statement, and
teaching statement.

A classic. This tool 2body.tbz contains a) the physics engine to solve the two body problem using the universal Kepler equation and Stumpff functions, b) shows a nice example of converting from a state vector to orbital elements and c) the mongo subroutine graphics calls to make the plot and movie below.


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Two equal mass bodies about the center of mass.
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Same as the pdf to the left, but in the time domain.


See the circular and elliptical restricted three body problem here.
 



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