Journal of Nonlinear Mathematical Physics

Volume 7, Issue 3, August 2000, Pages 303 - 386

Solvable and/or Integrable and/or Linearizable N-Body Problems in Ordinary (Three-Dimensional) Space. I

Authors
M. Bruschi, F. Calogero
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M. Bruschi
Received 9 February 2000, Accepted 1 April 2000, Available Online 1 August 2000.
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Abstract

Several N -body problems in ordinary (3-dimensional) space are introduced which are characterized by Newtonian equations of motion ("acceleration equal force;" in most cases, the forces are velocity-dependent) and are amenable to exact treatment ("solable" and/or "integrable" and/or "linearizable"). These equations of motion are aways rotation-invariant, and sometimes translation-invariant as well. In many cases they are Hamiltonian, but the discussion of this aspect is postponed to a subsequent paper. We consider "few-body problems" (with, say, N =1,2,3,4,6,8,12,16,...) as well as "many-body problems" (N an arbitrary positive integer). The main focus of this paper is on various techniques to uncover such N -body problems. We do not discuss the detailed behavior of the solutions of all these problems, but we do identify several models whose motions are completely periodic or multiply periodic, and we exhibit in rather explicit form the solutions in some cases.

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Journal
Journal of Nonlinear Mathematical Physics
Volume-Issue
7 - 3
Pages
303 - 386
Publication Date
2000/08/01
ISSN (Online)
1776-0852
ISSN (Print)
1402-9251
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/jnmp.2000.7.3.5How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2006, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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