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He did not find a function that would give the coordinates as a function of time for all times. He did not show that it was impossible either, but rather that it could not be done with the Bernoulli technique of finding a conserved quantity and trying to integrate. Integration would seem unlikely from Poincar´e’s prize–winning memoir, but it was accomplished by the Finnish–born Swedish mathematician Sundman, who showed that to integrate the 3–body problem one had to confront the 2–body collisions.

5 Suppose you wanted to play a good game of pinball, that is, get the pinball to bounce as many times as you possibly can – what would be a winning strategy? The simplest thing would be to try to aim the pinball so it bounces many times between a pair of disks – if you managed to shoot it so it starts out in the periodic orbit bouncing along the line connecting two disk centers, it would stay there forever. Your game would be just as good if you managed to get it to keep bouncing between the three disks forever, or place it on any periodic orbit.

The operation for comparing orbits to establish their equivalence changes with the different notions of stability. 2. The type of trajectory may be more important than one particular trajectory. Some trajectories may be periodic, whereas others may wander through many different states of the system. Applications often require enumerating these classes or maintaining the system within one class. Classifying all possible trajectories has led to the qualitative study of dynamical systems, that is, properties that do not change under coordinate changes.

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