Regular Motion: the Star Pattern

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The applet above shows a solution of the dynamical system, integrated numerically with a fourth-order Runge-Kutta method. It is a low energy case, and the motion is regular. The horizontal cross-section should look similar to this image:

[Star Pattern]

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Updated 23 March, 2001