The three-body problem.

  title={The three-body problem.},
  author={Zdzislaw E. Musielak and Billy L. Quarles},
  journal={Reports on progress in physics. Physical Society},
  volume={77 6},
The three-body problem, which describes three masses interacting through Newtonian gravity without any restrictions imposed on the initial positions and velocities of these masses, has attracted the attention of many scientists for more than 300 years. In this paper, we present a review of the three-body problem in the context of both historical and modern developments. We describe the general and restricted (circular and elliptic) three-body problems, different analytical and numerical methods… 
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