Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

N body problem

  1. Apr 22, 2012 #1
    When looking for chaos in the n body problem what should i do?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 23, 2012 #2
    look for the 3 required conditions for chaos. see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaos_theory

    Yes there are 3 criteria, it is not enough that a system is 'sensitive to initial conditions'

    But warning there is no general theory for chaotic behaviour in n body systems each one needs to be analysed. You may like to start with the work of Poincare on the stability of the solar system and all the developments from that.

    Regards

    Sam
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook




Similar Discussions: N body problem
  1. N-Body Problem - ideas? (Replies: 18)

  2. 3-body problem (Replies: 7)

Loading...