Bifurcation; Oscillator; Poincare; Poincare map; Basin
The dynamics of a simple model of three charged bodies interacting under an inverse square electrostatic force is presented. The model may be viewed as an alternative to the pendulum, the standard model of a periodically forced and damped nonlinear oscillator.
Woodard, Jaie and Walsh, James
"A Simple Charged Three-Body Problem,"
Vol. 9, Article 12.
Available at: http://scholarship.claremont.edu/codee/vol9/iss1/12