Chaotic Worlds: From Order to Disorder in Gravitational N-Body Dynamical Systems

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The gravitational N-body problem dominates much of theoretical astrophysics. It arises in problems ranging from the motion of artificial and natural satellites to the behaviour of stars in star clusters and galaxies. In the past, research in Celestial Mechanics has focused on analytical and numerical studies of ordered systems, with chaotic behaviour or disorder being the fascinating anomaly. Recently, however, scientists have begun to forge the link between order and disorder: designing new methods to recognise chaos' ...