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The Role of the Inclination in the Captures in External Resonances in the Three Body Problem

Research paper by Sylvie Jancart, Anne Lemaitre, Vincent Letocart

Indexed on: 01 Aug '03Published on: 01 Aug '03Published in: Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy



Abstract

Interested in the role of the inclination in our results (Jancart and Lemaitre, 2001), we analyze the process of resonance trapping due to general dissipation forces in the frame of the spatial restricted three body problem and in the case of external mean motion resonances. We compute our simulations by using the three-dimensional Extended Schubart Averaging integrator developed by Moons (1994) for all mean motion resonances. We complete it by adding the averaged contributions of general dissipative forces like Murray has proposed in the article (1994). The behavior of the inclination is especially pointed out.