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Rudolf Dvorak and Christoph Lhotka (2014), Scholarpedia, 9(12):11096.
The Sitnikov problem is a special case of the restricted three-body problem that allows oscillatory motions (Sitnikov 1961)... more
Rhanor Gillette (2014), Scholarpedia, 9(11):3942.
The soft bodies and hydrostatic skeletons of Pleurobranchaea californica (Fig. 1) and other nudipleurans allow simple control of ciliary locomotion and... more
Monica Lynn Dunford and Peter Jenni (2014), Scholarpedia, 9(10):32147.
In particle physics experiments, the discovery of increasingly more massive particles has brought deep understanding of the basic constituents of matter and of... more
Ezra (Ted) Newman and Tim Adamo (2014), Scholarpedia, 9(10):31791.
The Kerr-Newman metric describes a very special rotating, charged mass and is the most general of the asymptotically flat stationary `black hole' solutions to... more
Ulli Wolff (2014), Scholarpedia, 9(10):7367.
Quantum field theories are only formally defined by their Langrange density. To extract physical predictions, the theory is regularized (modified) at short distance... more
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