Models of Motion in a Central Force Field with Quadratic Drag

@article{Humi2002ModelsOM,
  title={Models of Motion in a Central Force Field with Quadratic Drag},
  author={Mayer Humi and Thomas Carter},
  journal={Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy},
  year={2002},
  volume={84},
  pages={245-262}
}
Some general properties for the motion of a particle in a central force field with a general power law drag are derived. Exact and approximate solutions of the equations of motion are found in various cases. Emphasis is placed on inverse square gravitation and drag that varies with the square of the speed and inversely with the distance from the center of attraction. For this model two results stand out. The first is a particular solution in closed form that demonstrates the decay of an… CONTINUE READING