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On central configurations. (English) Zbl 0684.70005

This paper concerns central configurations of the Newtonian N-body problem. Some previously known results about central configurations are described as background material. Then, new work concerning possible shapes of central configurations, existence of spatial configurations and bifurcation of spatial configurations from planar one is presented.
Reviewer: R.Moeckel

MSC:

70F10 \(n\)-body problems
70F99 Dynamics of a system of particles, including celestial mechanics
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