The stability of the triangular Lagrangian points for commensurability of order two Academic Article uri icon


  • The two variable expansion method is used to show that the triangular equilibrium points in the planar restricted problem of three bodies are unstable at μ=μ2=0.024293.... It is also shown that even though the equilibrium points are stable for μ≈μ2 finite motions in the neighborhood of the equilibrium points may be unstable. © 1970 D. Reidel Publishing Company.

author list (cited authors)

  • Alfriend, K. T.

citation count

  • 25

publication date

  • September 1970