IX LIST OF PRINCIPAL SPEAKERS XI LIST OF PARTICIPANTS 1. REGULARIZATION E. STIEFEL / A Linear Theory of the Perturbed Two-Body Problem (Regul- ization) 3 J. WALDVOGEL / Collision Singularities in Gravitational Problems 21 D. C. HEGGIE / Regularization Using a Time-Transformation Only 34 J. BAUMGAR TE / Stabilization of the Differential Equations of Keplerian Motion 38 F. NAHON / The Particular Solutions of Levi-Civita 45 O. GODAR T / Example ofIntegration of Strongly Oscillating Systems 53 w. BLACK / The Application of Recurrence Relations to Special Perturbation Methods 61 D. G. BETTIS / Numerical Solution of Ordinary Differential Equations (Abstract) 71 II. THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM V. SZEBEHELY / Recent Advances in the Problem of Three Bodies 75 R. F. ARENSTORF / Periodic Elliptic Motion in the Problem of Three Bodies (Abstract) 107 G. KATSIARIS and c. L. GOUDAS / On a Conjecture by Poincare 109 G. KATSIARIS / The Three-Dimensional Elliptic Problem 118 P. G. KAZANTZIS / Second and Third Order Variations of the Three Dimensional Restricted Problem 135 c. G. ZAGOURAS / Planar Periodic Orbits Using Second and Third Variations 146 E. RABE / Elliptic Restricted Problem: Fourth-Order Stability Analysis of the Triangular Points 156 P. GUILLAUME / A Linear Description of the Second Species Solutions 161 III. THE N-BODY PROBLEM AND STELLAR DYNAMICS G. CONTOPOULOS / Problems of Stellar Dynamics 177 w. T. KYNER / Invariant Manifolds in Celestial Mechanics 192 s. J.
It is this editor's distinct pleasure to offer to the readership the text of the lectures presented at our recent NATO Advanced Study Institute held in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy between August 6 and August 17, 1984. The invited lectures are printed in their entirety while the seminar contributions are presented as abstracts. Our Advanced Study Institutes were originated in 1972 and the reader, familiar with periodic phenomena, so important in Celestial Mechanics, will easily establish the fact that this Institute was our fifth one in the series. We dedicated the Institute to the subject of stability which itself is a humbling experience since it encompasses all fields of sciences and it is a basic element of human culture. The many definitions in existence and their practical applications could easily fill another volume. It is known in this field that it is easy to deliver lectures or write papers on stability as long as the definition of stability is carefully avoided. On the other hand, if one selects a definition, he might be criticized for using that definition and not another one. In this volume we carefully defined the specific concept of stability used in every lecture. If the reader wishes to introduce other definitions we feel that he should be entirely free and we encourage him to do so. It is also known that certain sta bility definitions and concepts are more applicable to certain given fields than to others.
P. J. MESSAGE University of Liverpool The papers which comprise this volume were presented at Colloquium No. 41 of the International Astronimical Union, which was held in Cambridge, England, from the 17th to the 19th of August, 1976, and had as its subject 'Dynamics of Planets and Satellites and Theories of their Motion'. The Colloquium was held just prior to the XVIth General Assembly of the Union (which was held from 24th August to 2nd September, in Grenoble, France) to provide an opportunity for the presentation of research papers on a number of active and lively branches of Celestial Mechanics to a gathering of experts in the field, and for the stimulus of discussion of research problems of interest to participants. A number of papers testify to the progress being made in General Planetary Theory, the theories of motion of the minor planets, the Moon, and the satellites of Jupiter and Saturn, and to significant advances in both the general and restricted gravitational problems of three bodies. The Organizing Committee of the Colloquium was comprised of J. Chapront, R. L. Duncombe, J. Hadjidemetriou, Y. Kozai, B. Morando, J. Schubart, V. Szebehely, and P. J. Message (Chairman). The local Organizer was D. C. Heggie, to whose tireless efforts the success of the arrangements is due. IX LIST OF PARTICIPANTS N. Abu-el-Ata, Bureau des Longitudes, 77 Avenue Denfert Rochereau, 75014 Paris, France K. Aksnes, Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, U. S. A.