On Nonlinear Motions of Hamiltonian System in Case of Fourth Order Resonance

    2007, Volume 12, Number 1, pp.  86-100

    Author(s): Bardin B. S.

    We deal with an autonomous Hamiltonian system with two degrees of freedom. We assume that the Hamiltonian function is analytic in a neighborhood of the phase space origin, which is an equilibrium point. We consider the case when two imaginary eigenvalues of the matrix of the linearized system are in the ratio 3:1. We study nonlinear conditionally periodic motions of the system in the vicinity of the equilibrium point. Omitting the terms of order higher then five in the normalized Hamiltonian we analyze the so-called truncated system in detail. We show that its general solution can be given in terms of elliptic integrals and elliptic functions. The motions of truncated system are either periodic, or asymptotic to a periodic one, or conditionally periodic. By using the KAM theory methods we show that most of the conditionally periodic trajectories of the truncated systems persist also in the full system. Moreover, the trajectories that are not conditionally periodic in the full system belong to a subset of exponentially small measure. The results of the study are applied for the analysis of nonlinear motions of a symmetric satellite in a neighborhood of its cylindric precession.
    Keywords: Hamiltonian system, periodic orbits, normal form, resonance, action-angle variables
    Citation: Bardin B. S., On Nonlinear Motions of Hamiltonian System in Case of Fourth Order Resonance, Regular and Chaotic Dynamics, 2007, Volume 12, Number 1, pp. 86-100

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