Convexity and symmetry of central configurations in the five-body problem: Lagrange plus two
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We study convexity and symmetry of central configurations in the five body problem when three of the masses ara located at the vertices of an equilateral triangle, that we call Lagrange plus two central configurations. First, we prove that the two bodies out of the vertices of the triangle cannot be placed on certain lines. Next, we give a geometrical characterization of such configurations in the sense as that of Dziobek, and we describe the admissible regions where the two remaining bodies can be placed. Furthermore, we prove that any Lagrange plus two central configuration is concave. Finally, we show numerically the existence of non-symmetric central configurations of the five body problem.
CitationBarrabés, E. [et al.]. Convexity and symmetry of central configurations in the five-body problem: Lagrange plus two. "Qualitative theory of dynamical systems", 10 Juliol 2021, vol. 20, núm. 3, p. 63: 1-63: 19.