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Three or more isolated elastic point mass in the universe

  1. Jul 9, 2014 #1
    hai friends,
    i would like to know what would happen to three isolated point separated by infinite distance are attracted by gravity after collision? similary for four , five and so on... number of isolated masses?
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  3. Jul 9, 2014 #2


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    Assuming that "infinite distance" is not infinite and that the collision is irrelevant, Google for "three body problem".
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