# Tagged Questions

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### Book on the Three body Problem

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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### Open problems in PDEs, dynamical systems, mathematical physics

(This question might not be appropriate for this site. If so, I apologize in advance. I would have posted to mathstack, but I'm looking for advice from active researchers.)
I am an undergrad in math ...

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### Partial linearization near a hyperbolic fixed point--Classical scattering

I am currently reading the famous article "Universal Properties of Maps on an Interval"
by Collet, Eckmann and Lanford related to the Feigenbaum-Coullet-Tresser universality.
I am in particular ...

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### Applied examples of (non)uniformly hyperbolic and/or ergodic systems

I try to give reference to completely applied examples of (non)uniformly hyperbolic and/or ergodic systems. With completely applied I don't mean an irrational rotation on the torus but from other ...

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### The Dedekind Eta Function in Physics

This interesting little fellow popped up in some operator algebra (Witt / Virasoro Lie algebra) I was exploring, so I've been curious about where else the Dedekind $\eta$-function makes a cameo ...

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### Rigid-body in a central field: orbital and attitude motion

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I would like to find a nice set of explicit coordinates for the family (parametrised by angular momentum) of reduced systems representing a rigid-body in a central field
in which the orbital ...

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### Avalanche Principle for higher dimensional unimodular matrices ?

Hello everyone,
I have a quick question for people working on quasi-periodic Schrodinger operators, Lyapunov exponents for Schrodinger cocycles or in other fields that might make them aware of this ...

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### How to deal with the singular reduction of the Hamiltonian n body problem?

I would like to consider the reduced Hamiltonian $n$ body problem, but am struggling with the angular momentum reduction seeing as the $SO(3)$ action is not free and the reduction is singular.
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### Flow of a Hamiltonian vector field

Smooth vector fields are in a one-to-one relationship with flows $\Phi: D \subseteq M\times \mathbb{R} \rightarrow M$,
$$X_m = {\frac{d}{d t}}_{t=0} \Phi(m, t),$$
and by the symplectic form also with ...

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### Generalization of Rigid Body Motion to arbitrary (compact) Lie Groups

The classical dynamics of a rigid body in three dimensions may be described as the motion of a point on a configuration space given by the Lie group $SO(3)$, governed by Euler's equations for rigid ...

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### Quantum dynamics on varieties: asymptotic quantum trace distance on SHL varieties

The Question Asked
Definition: the Second-Hand Lion trace distance $D_k$
Let $\mathcal{M}^{(kk)}_r$ be the set of $k\times k$ complex matrices of rank $\le r$ having unit trace norm. Then the ...

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### Quantum dynamics on varieties and Salmon Prizes

Concluding Progressive Remarks
A new finding is Bates and Oeding's preprint "Toward a salmon conjecture" (arXiv:1009.6181), with its reference to the Salmon Prize.
The Salmon Prize (photo of the ...

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### mechanics: convergence to an equilibrium point

Hello,
this is a math forum, I know, but my question is about classical mechanics. I am looking for a general (but simple proof) of the very intuitive idea physicists have about the following ...

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### Bessel functions in wave propagation and scattering

Is there a way to scale Bessel J(n,.) (Bessel of first kind) and Bessel H(n,.) (Bessel of third kind or Hankel)? I am having computer problems with higher orders (higher vlaues of n) and small ...

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### Simple system of ODEs with periodic coefficients

I am stuck with a little problem that I cannot solve mith the standard methods I learn at university. I have a system of coupled ODEs:
$f'(t) = P \cos(k t + \Phi_1) g(t)$
$g'(t) = Q \cos(k t + ...

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### Homogeneous linear differential equation system with simple periodical coefficient matrix

Hello, I encountered the following system of linear first-order differential equations:
$y'(z)=A(z) y(z)$
where
$y(z): R \rightarrow R^2$ and
$A(z)=\begin{pmatrix}
0 & B Cos(\alpha z + \Phi_b) ...

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### Is an immersed Kronecker join always a multilinear variety on a Hilbert space?

The question asked is:
Is the implicitization of an arbitrary-rank immersed Kronecker join always a multilinear variety on a Hilbert space?
This is related to another MathOverflow question
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### Parametrisations for Null Temperature Functions: nonuniqueness of solutions to the Heat Equation

Disclaimer I expect this is a highly open problem, but maybe I'm wrong and someone has come up with some answers besides those given here. In any case, all information appreciated, thanks!
Definition ...

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### Bertrand theorem - central forces

Here is a version of Bertrand theorem. Let us consider a force $F(r)$ which depends only on the distance to a given point. If all trajectories which remain bounded are closed, then either $F(r)=ar$ ...

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### Poincare Recurrence and Dense Sets

This is kind of a spin-off of the question asked here. Take the interval $X:=[0,1]$ with $\mu$ being standard Lebesgue measure. Let $f$ be a measure preserving map $f:[0,1]\rightarrow [0,1]$. The ...

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### 2- and 3-body problems when gravity is not inverse-square

Suppose that gravity did not follow an inverse-square law, but was instead a central force diminishing
as $1/d^p$ for distance separation $d$ and some power $p$.
Two questions:
Presumably the 2-body ...

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### What's a good approach to model this system?

Edited 15 Jul 2010
Willie's points are well-taken. I apologize for the wordy description. It turns out have a relative who is quite knowledgeable about numerical problems like this and has offered ...

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### Persistence of fixed points under perturbation in dynamical systems

Suppose we have a smooth dynamical system on $R^n$ (defined by a system of ODEs). Assuming that the system has a finite set of fixed points, I am interested in knowing (or obtaining references about) ...

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### Spectral curve of Elliptic Calogero-Moser systems

First, why all the coefficients in the characteristic polynomial of L are elliptic functions, since the diagonal entries of the matrix L are the momentums?
second, how to understand the ramification ...

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### What is known about first return times to Markov partitions for Anosov diffeomorphisms?

Consider an Anosov diffeomorphism $T: M \rightarrow M$ and a corresponding Markov partition $\mathcal{R}$ of $M$. For $x \in M$, let $\mathcal{R}(x)$ denote the element of $\mathcal{R}$ containing $x$ ...

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### Dropping three bodies

Consider the usual three-body problem with Newtonian
$1/r^2$ force between masses. Let the three masses start off at rest,
and not collinear. Then they will become collinear a finite time ...

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### Why is every symplectomorphism of the unit disk Hamiltonian isotopic to the identity?

That is, for any symplectomorphism $\psi: D^2 \to D^2$, there should be a time-dependent Hamiltonian Ht on D2 such that the corresponding flow at time 1 is equal to $\psi$.
I found this in claim a ...

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### What is an integrable system

What is an integrable system, and what is the significance of such systems? (Maybe it is easier to explain what is a non-integrable system.) In particular, is there a dichotomy between "integrable" ...

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### Does it help to learn statistical mechanics in order to learn thermodynamic formalism?

Does it help to learn statistical mechanics or thermodynamics (as in physics or mathematical physics) in order to learn thermodynamic formalism: the study of equilibrium states, Gibbs measure, maximal ...