two_body_ode_test


two_body_ode_test, an Octave code which calls two_body_ode(), which computes the behavior of two bodies, constrained to lie in a plane, moving under the influence of gravity, with one body much more massive than the other.

Licensing:

The computer code and data files described and made available on this web page are distributed under the GNU LGPL license.

Related Data and Programs:

two_body_ode, an Octave code which simulates the behavior of two bodies, constrained to lie in a plane, moving under the influence of gravity, with one body much more massive than the other.

Source Code:

INITIAL_ORBIT simulates the problem over approximately two orbits.

ORBITAL_DECAY computes about twenty successive orbits, showing how the orbit gradually decays to a more elliptical form.


Last modified on 04 August 2020.