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Global time-regularization of the gravitational N -body problem


This work considers the gravitational N-body problem and introduces time-reparametrization functions that allow to define globally solutions of the N-body equations. First, a lower bound of the radius of convergence of the solution to the original equations is derived, which suggests an appropriate time-reparametrization. In the new fictitious time τ , it is then proved that any solution exists for all τ ∈ R, and that it is uniquely extended as a holomorphic function to a strip of fixed width. As a by-product, a global power series representation of the solutions of the N-body problem is obtained. Noteworthy, our global time-regularization remain valid in the limit when one of the masses vanishes. Finally, numerical experiments show the efficiency of the new time-regularization functions for some N-problems with close encounters.
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hal-02431607 , version 1 (08-01-2020)


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M Antoñana, Philippe Chartier, J Makazaga, A Murua. Global time-regularization of the gravitational N -body problem. 2020. ⟨hal-02431607⟩
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