Is Solar System Stable? A Remark

Is Solar System Stable? A Remark It is not yet known (1997) whether the Solar system is stable or not. Common belief is that the Solar system is stable if and only if it is not a resonant system, i.e., whenever its orbital frequencies ωi satisfy an inequality |Σ niωi| ≤ ε for Σi|ni| ≤ N; a similar inequality is true for randomly chosen frequencies. In this paper, we show that the Solar system does not have such resonances, and therefore (if the above-mentioned belief is correct), it is stable. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Reliable Computing Springer Journals

Is Solar System Stable? A Remark

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 1997 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Subject
Mathematics; Numeric Computing; Approximations and Expansions; Computational Mathematics and Numerical Analysis; Mathematical Modeling and Industrial Mathematics
ISSN
1385-3139
eISSN
1573-1340
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1009985822160
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Abstract

It is not yet known (1997) whether the Solar system is stable or not. Common belief is that the Solar system is stable if and only if it is not a resonant system, i.e., whenever its orbital frequencies ωi satisfy an inequality |Σ niωi| ≤ ε for Σi|ni| ≤ N; a similar inequality is true for randomly chosen frequencies. In this paper, we show that the Solar system does not have such resonances, and therefore (if the above-mentioned belief is correct), it is stable.

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Reliable ComputingSpringer Journals

Published: Oct 14, 2004

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