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Session S03 - Geometric and Variational Methods in Celestial Mechanics

Wednesday, July 21, 18:15 ~ 18:40 UTC-3

A variational principle for stable orbits.

Daniel Offin

Queen's University, Canada   -   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We discuss a general theorem concerning stable orbits, and the critical values which correspond to them. We also discuss applications of this to several interesting examples from classical and celestial mechanics.

Joint work with Henry Kavle (Queen's University, Canada).

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