Wednesday, July 17, 2013

1307.4205 (Euaggelos E. Zotos et al.)

Orbit classification in the meridional plane of a disk galaxy model with a spherical nucleus    [PDF]

Euaggelos E. Zotos, Daniel D. Carpintero
We investigate the regular or chaotic nature of star orbits moving in the meridional plane of an axially symmetric galactic model with a disk and a spherical nucleus. We study the influence of some important parameters of the dynamical system, such as the mass and the scale length of the nucleus, the angular momentum or the energy, by computing in each case the percentage of chaotic orbits, as well as the percentages of orbits of the main regular resonant families. Some heuristic arguments to explain and justify the numerically derived outcomes are also given. Furthermore, we present a new method to find the threshold between chaos and regularity for both Lyapunov Characteristic Numbers and SALI, by using them simultaneously.
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