TY - JOUR

T1 - Periods of the Goldfish Many-Body Problem

AU - Sommacal, Matteo

AU - Gomez-Ullate, David

PY - 2005

Y1 - 2005

N2 - Calogero's goldfish N-body problem describes the motion of N point particles subject to mutual interaction with velocity-dependent forces under the action of a constant magnetic field transverse to the plane of motion. When all coupling constants are equal to one, the model has the property that for generic initial data, all motions of the system are periodic. In this paper we investigate which are the possible periods of the system for fixed N, and we show that there exist initial data that realize each of these possible periods. We then discuss the asymptotic behaviour of the maximal period for large particle number N.

AB - Calogero's goldfish N-body problem describes the motion of N point particles subject to mutual interaction with velocity-dependent forces under the action of a constant magnetic field transverse to the plane of motion. When all coupling constants are equal to one, the model has the property that for generic initial data, all motions of the system are periodic. In this paper we investigate which are the possible periods of the system for fixed N, and we show that there exist initial data that realize each of these possible periods. We then discuss the asymptotic behaviour of the maximal period for large particle number N.

UR - http://www.atlantis-press.com/php/download_paper.php?id=658

U2 - 10.2991/jnmp.2005.12.s1.28

DO - 10.2991/jnmp.2005.12.s1.28

M3 - Article

VL - 12

SP - 351

EP - 362

JO - Journal of Nonlinear Mathematical Physics

JF - Journal of Nonlinear Mathematical Physics

SN - 1402-9251

IS - s1

ER -