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Issue No. 01 - Jan.-Feb. (2014 vol. 16)
ISSN: 1521-9615
pp: 42-50
Brett Marmaras , Univ. of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA, USA
J. Jay Wang , Univ. of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA, USA
An approach investigates the applicability of a modified, symplectic leapfrog method with self-adjusted step-size control to the simulations of few-body Hamiltonian systems. The method is then applied to the direct calculation of the differential precession of Mercury due to general relativity and other planets.
Visualization, Mercury (element), Scientific computing, Simulation, Mathematical model, Standards, Mercury (planets)

B. Marmaras and J. J. Wang, "Simulation and Visualization of Few-Body Systems and the Differential Precession of Mercury," in Computing in Science & Engineering, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 42-50, 2014.
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