General solution of the Kozai mechanism
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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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