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Jacobi Integral

(method of solving some three-body problems)

The Jacobi Integral is a mathematical device useful for analysis and solution of some three-body problems. (Three-body problems, like other N-Body Problems, have no general solution.) When it can be used, it produces a constant, i.e., a conserved quantity, sometimes called its Jacobi Constant.


Referenced by:
N-Body Problem