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## WHAT IS IT?

This program simulates the gravitational attraction between three bodies.

## HOW IT WORKS

The program will calculate the gravitational force acting between the bodies

## HOW TO USE IT

Enter the settings of each body and put to start the simulation, there are two buttons that demonstrate stable orbits.

## THINGS TO NOTICE

The orbits are rarely stable.

## THINGS TO TRY

Try to place the bodies in the position of triangle rectangle or scalene triangle with zero initial velocity, the planets tend to rotate around a center of mass.

## EXTENDING THE MODEL

Do in 3 dimensions
put integration time to show that the shorter the integration time, more realistic the result

## RELATED MODELS

(models in the NetLogo Models Library and elsewhere which are of related interest ) Electrostatics

## CREDITS AND REFERENCES

Made by claudio.pavani@gmail.com

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