Diagonalization of Hamiltonian in the photogravitation-al restricted three body problem with P-R drag


  • Xavier James Raj Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre
  • Bhola Ishwar BRA Bihar University






Hamiltonian, Normalization, Photogravitational, P-R drag, RTBP.


In this paper, restricted, three-body problem (RTBP) is generalised to study the non-linear stability of equilibrium points in the photogravitational RTBP with P-R drag. In the present study, both primaries are considered as a source of radiation and effect of P-R drag. Hence the problem will contain four parameters q1, q2, W1 and W2. At first, the Lagrangian and the Hamiltonian of the problem were computed, then the Lagrangian function is expanded in power series of the coordinates of the triangular equilibrium points x and y. Lastly, diagonalized the quadratic term of the Hamiltonian of the problem, which is obtained by expanding original Lagrangian or Hamiltonian by Taylor's series about triangular equilibrium point. Finally, the study concluded that the diagonalizable Hamiltonian is H2=ω1I1-ω2I2.


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