## The Restless Universe Applications of Gravitational N-Body Dynamics to Planetary Stellar and Galactic SystemsThe Restless Universe: Applications of Gravitational N-Body Dynamics to Planetary Stellar and Galactic Systems stimulates the cross-fertilization of ideas, methods, and applications among the different communities who work in the gravitational N-body problem arena, across diverse fields of astrophysics. The chapters and topics cover three broad themes: the dynamics of the solar system, the dynamics of galaxies and star clusters, and the large scale structure of the universe. The book is essential reading for scientists and graduate students studying N-body dynamics, from the fundamental techniques to the cutting edge of modern research in planetary, stellar, and galactic systems. |

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### Contents

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On the Trojan problem | 21 |

Ideal resonance and Melnikovs theorem | 43 |

The Yarkovsky effect in the dynamics of the Solar System | 53 |

Are science and celestial mechanics deterministic? Henri Poincare philosopher and scientist | 79 |

Regularisation methods for the Nbody problem | 93 |

Escape in Hills problem | 109 |

from kinematics to dynamics | 129 |

past present and future | 217 |

Gravitational Nbody simulation of largescale cosmic structure | 239 |

Periodic orbits of the planar Nbody problem with equal masses and all bodies on the same path | 265 |

Central configurations revisited | 285 |

Surfaces of separation in the Caledonian symmetrical double binary four body problem | 301 |

The Fast Lyapunov Indicator | 327 |

Determination of chaotic attractors in short discrete time series | 339 |

Nonintegrability in gravitational and cosmological models | 361 |

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