Some mathematical aspects of spin-orbit resonance. II

R Clark Robinson*, James Murdock

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This paper continues the mathematical study of spin/orbit coupling which was begun in earlier articles by the second author. The equation studied is {Mathematical expression} where P and T are periodic in t and the angle θ. No specific form for P and T is assumed but only the conditions necessary to analyze the system near resonance or a ground state. The behavior of an averaged system of these equations is shown to be reflected qualitatively in the actual equations by rigorous mathematical methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-107
Number of pages25
JournalCelestial Mechanics
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 1 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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