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Hi all, I am looking for a good book about the famous (infamous perhaps?) three body problem - both theoretical and numerical hardless and accomplishments.

can you help? Thanks

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Should I suggest you begin with the two body problem? thetwobodyproblem.com –  Eleanor Von Hohlandsbourg Jun 16 '13 at 19:27
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What about Jules et Jim, by Pierre-Henri Roché? (See fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jules_et_Jim_(roman) for more details.) –  ACL Jun 16 '13 at 20:47
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For the Restricted three-body problem, I suggest: Dynamical Systems, the Three-Body Problem and Space Mission Design By Marsden,Koon,Lo and Ross Available free at: www2.esm.vt.edu/~sdross/books

This book is a very nice compilation of results, proofs related to symbolic dynamics in the system, and numerical techniques for designing low energy trajectories. A great resource.

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If you want a more popular book, then

Florin Diacu & Philip Holmes: Celestial Encounters: The Origins of Chaos and Stability

is a must.

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