The Dynamical Evolution of Triple Star Systems: A Numerical Study.
YALE UNIV NEW HAVEN CONN OBSERVATORY
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The initial conditions for 800 triple star systems are created and the evolution is followed, usually until the escape of one member. It is found that the angular momentum of the system is the quantity most influential in determining the following distributions the time of disintegration, the velocity and mass of the escaping particle, the semi-major axis, eccentricity and angular momentum of the remaining binary. These quantities are displayed graphically and discussed. Author
- Celestial Mechanics