Simulation of the trajectory and magnitude of small-mass meteoroids

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33448/rsd-v11i10.33468

Keywords:

Physics; Computer simulation; Meteoroids; Apparent magnitude.

Abstract

By computer simulations, the behavior of meteoroids when entering the Earth's atmosphere is studied. Given the initial mass and velocity parameters, the Modified Euler Integration numerical method is applied to solve the equations that describe the behavior of falling meteoroids. The numerical results obtained through arbitrary values inserted in the simulation showed good agreement when compared with the observables selected from the International Astronomical Union (IAU) database, but they show that improvements in accuracy can be made in future versions of the algorithm.

Author Biography

Samuel Bueno Soltau, Universidade Federal de Alfenas

Professor Associado do Instituto de Ciências Exatas da Universidade Federal de Alfenas, em Minas Gerais.Doutor em Ciências e Aplicações Geoespaciais pela Universidade Mackenzie, São Paulo, SP e mestre em Astrofísica e Física Computacional pela Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul, São Paulo, SP.

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Published

09/08/2022

How to Cite

BRUZIGUES, C. A.; SOLTAU, S. B. Simulation of the trajectory and magnitude of small-mass meteoroids. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 11, n. 10, p. e599111033468, 2022. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v11i10.33468. Disponível em: https://rsdjournal.org/index.php/rsd/article/view/33468. Acesso em: 4 dec. 2022.

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Exact and Earth Sciences