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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagrangian_point

In the stability section, it claimed that for L4 and L5 to be stable the following must hold:

[tex]\frac{M_1}{M_2}\geq24.96[/tex]

Why is this the case? Where can I find proof?

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagrangian_point

In the stability section, it claimed that for L4 and L5 to be stable the following must hold:

[tex]\frac{M_1}{M_2}\geq24.96[/tex]

Why is this the case? Where can I find proof?

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http://wmap.gsfc.nasa.gov/media/ContentMedia/lagrange.pdf

where you'll find the complete proof

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