equilibrium orbit

equilibrium orbit

[‚ē·kwə′lib·rē·əm ‚ȯr·bət]
(nucleonics)
A path, such as a circular path in a synchrotron, or a point moving through space, such as in a linear accelerator, about which the particles in a particle accelerator oscillate, experiencing an effective restoring force toward the path or point. Also known as stable orbit.
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I assume that each S-star is in a QCM equilibrium orbit in order to use the Newtonian values for the plot of L' = L/uc versus m in Figure 1.
The north-south asymmetry will disappear and the vertical motions of stars in the solar neighbourhood will revert back to their equilibrium orbits unless we get hit again.

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