General solution of the Kozai mechanism
Kinoshita and Nakai (Celest. Mech. Dyn. Astr. 75, 125–147, 1999) gave the analytical solution of the Kozai mechanism. In this solution the eccentricity and the inclination of a disturbed body take any value, but the argument of the pericenter is restricted to take 0° or 90°. In this paper, we derive the general solution that can be applied for any value of the argument of the pericenter.
KeywordsKozai mechanism Analytical solution Asteroid Kozai (3040) Natural satellite S2002N3
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