Jinan, Shandong 250100, The People’s Republic of China
Department of Mathematics, Shandong University
Hu X., Ou Y.
An Estimation for the Hyperbolic Region of Elliptic Lagrangian Solutions in the Planar Three-body Problem
2013, vol. 18, no. 6, pp. 732-741
It is well known that the linear stability of elliptic Lagrangian solutions depends on the mass parameter $\beta = 27(m_1m_2+m_2m_3+m_3m_1)/(m_1+m_2+m_3)^2 \in [0,9]$ and the eccentricity $e \in [0,1)$. Based on new techniques for evaluating the hyperbolicity and the recently developed trace formula for Hamiltonian systems , we identify regions for $(\beta,e)$ such that elliptic Lagrangian solutions are hyperbolic. Consequently, we have proven that the elliptic relative equilibrium of square central configurations is hyperbolic with any eccentricity.