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N-body animation

version 1.31 (1.54 KB) by Silas Henderson
System of point-masses following inverse square law


Updated 17 Sep 2020

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Short script for N-body simulation. Parameters adjustable in script.

Default is 50 planets.
Try 15 planets if animation is slow/chunky.
Uses SI Euler, so main computational cost is graphics.
Dot sizes are proportional to planet masses.
Feel free to modify/improve.

Cite As

Silas Henderson (2021). N-body animation (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2018b
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
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