On the gravity of dumbbell-like bodies represented by a pair of intersecting balls
Received 15 March 2017
2017, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 243-256
Author(s): Burov A. A., Guerman A., Kosenko I., Nikonov V. I.
The problem of the motion of a particle in the gravity field of a homogeneous dumbbell-like body composed of a pair of intersecting balls, whose radii are, in general, different, is studied. Approximation for the Newtonian potential of attraction is obtained. Relative equilibria and their properties are studied under the assumption of uniform rotation of the dumbbells.
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