Relative equilibria and the virial theorem

Julian I. Palmore

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A solution of the Newtonian n-body problem for which the moment of inertia (with respect to the centre of mass) is constant is a solution of relative equilibrium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-171
Number of pages5
JournalCelestial Mechanics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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