How does one go about computing the locations of the 5 largrange points? I know where they are but do not know how to derive the equilibrium equations. I know you will get a quintic polynomial which can be solved numerically depending on the masses of the two large bodies, but using forces, how do you write the equations of motion.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I would assume that the sumF side would just be m(-u1/r^2+u2/r^2), but what is the expression on the right side (kinematics). I really don't understand what the motion of the libration points are exactly

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# Homework Help: Libration (Lagrange) Points

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