I saw an really neat idea in a tweet from Nalini Joshi yesterday:
A direct link to Ricky Reusser’s incredible 3-body problem visualization is here:
For today’s math project I asked my son to play around with the program and pick three examples that he found interesting. The discussion of those three examples is below.
Here’s the first one, with a short discussion of three body problem at the start:
Next up was an orbit shaped almost like an infinity symbol:
Finally, an orbit that it completely amazing – I almost can’t believe a shape like this is possible!