Order and Chaos in the "/." (Slashdot) Body Problem

March Meeting 2010

Spacetime time evolution of a line segment (or slash) and a point mass (or dot)


C1.00157: "Chaos and Order in the /. Body Problem"

Presented Monday, March 15, 2010

Amanda Logue
John F. Lindner
Jacob Lynn
Frank W. King

Physics Department
The College of Wooster
Wooster, Ohio

Order and Chaos in the Slashdot Body problem

Simulated stroboscopic image of a line segment (or slash) and a point mass (or dot) orbiting each other gravitationally in a horizontal plane with time (green arrow) increasing upward.


Order and chaos in the rotation and revolution of a line segment and a point mass", John F. Lindner, Jacob Lynn, Frank W. King, Amanda Logue, Phys. Rev. E 81, 036208 (2010).

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