## The Kepler Problem with Anisotropic Perturbations

##### Authors
Diacu, Florin
Perez-Chavela, Ernesto
Santoprete, Manuele
##### Description
We study a 2-body problem given by the sum of the Newtonian potential and an anisotropic perturbation that is a homogeneous function of degree $-\beta$, $\beta\ge 2$. For $\beta>2$, the sets of initial conditions leading to collisions/ejections and the one leading to escapes/captures have positive measure. For $\beta>2$ and $\beta\ne 3$, the flow on the zero-energy manifold is chaotic. For $\beta=2$, a case we prove integrable, the infinity manifold of the zero-energy level is a disconnected set, which has heteroclinic connections with the collision manifold.
##### Keywords
Mathematical Physics