Each picture is for 8 time units. White dots on the curve are where the time has an integral value. Labels for times 35 thru 40 are confusing. At t = 37 and t = 38 the 5 mass (yellow) lands on the track of the 3 mass (turquois). At t = 47 the 5 mass is just back to where it was at about t = 40.6. The greatest numerical distress occurs about 15.7 which event is notable in the picture. The 3 mass is off screen between t = 49 and t = 57 after which it makes its last encounter with the other two which have already begun their final perpetual pas de deux. It passes between the other two in such a phase so as to extract enough of their potential energy to be ejected from the system.

Legend:

mass | color |

3 | turquois |

4 | magenta |

5 | yellow |

0<=t<8 | at t = 1.8794 ke = 2035 Δt = 4*10 ^{−7}
at t = 3.8 at t = 6.898 | |

8<=t<16 | at t = 8.76 ke = 2341 Δt = 3.2*10 ^{−7}
at t = 15.82992 | |

16<=t<24 | at t = 22.965 ke = 1137 Δt = 9.3*10 ^{−7}
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24<=t<32 | at t = 29.8015 ke = 7153 Δt = 5.9*10 ^{−8}
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32<=t<40 | at t = 33.6715 ke = 213 Δt = 7.6*10 ^{−6}
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40<=t<48 | at t = 41.209 ke = 619 Δt = 2.4*10 ^{−6}
at t = 46.015 at t = 47.371 | |

48<=t<56 | at t = 52.116 ke = 1513 Δt = 6*10 ^{−7}
etc. | |

56<=t<62 | at t = 59.777 ke = 2662 Δt = 6.2*10 ^{−8}
at t = 60.6335 at t = 61.494 |