Celestial Mechanics: The Waltz of the Planets / Edition 1

Celestial Mechanics: The Waltz of the Planets / Edition 1

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by Alessandra Celletti, Ettore Perozzi
     
 

ISBN-10: 038730777X

ISBN-13: 9780387307770

Pub. Date: 12/28/2006

Publisher: Springer New York

The aim of this book is to demonstrate to a wider audience, as well as to a more skilled audience, the many fascinating aspects of modern celestial mechanics. It sets out to do this without the use of mathematics. After giving the reader the technical tools needed for a basic understanding of the underlying physical phenomena (using only elementary mathematics),

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The aim of this book is to demonstrate to a wider audience, as well as to a more skilled audience, the many fascinating aspects of modern celestial mechanics. It sets out to do this without the use of mathematics. After giving the reader the technical tools needed for a basic understanding of the underlying physical phenomena (using only elementary mathematics), facts and figures are provided on historical events, modern discoveries and future applications. Contents are divided into major topics where the three "souls" of modern celestial mechanics (dynamical systems, Solar System and stellar systems, spaceflight dynamics) play a major role.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387307770
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
12/28/2006
Series:
Springer Praxis Books / Popular Astronomy Series
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Around and around.- Three bodies and no solution.- Celestial waltz.- Cosmic spinning tops.- Our chaotic Solar System.- Singularities, collisions and threatening bodies.- Of Moon and man.- Rock around the planets.- Lords of the rings.- At the edge of the Solar System.- On the road to exolife.

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