Extra-Solar Planets: The Detection, Formation, Evolution and Dynamics of Planetary Systems / Edition 1

Extra-Solar Planets: The Detection, Formation, Evolution and Dynamics of Planetary Systems / Edition 1

by Bonnie Steves
     
 

ISBN-10: 1420083449

ISBN-13: 9781420083446

Pub. Date: 12/02/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Since the discovery of the first exoplanet orbiting a main sequence star in 1995, nearly 500 planets have been detected, with this number expected to increase dramatically as new ground-based planetary searches begin to report their results. Emerging techniques offer the tantalizing possibility of detecting an Earth-mass planet in the habitable zone of a solar-type

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Since the discovery of the first exoplanet orbiting a main sequence star in 1995, nearly 500 planets have been detected, with this number expected to increase dramatically as new ground-based planetary searches begin to report their results. Emerging techniques offer the tantalizing possibility of detecting an Earth-mass planet in the habitable zone of a solar-type star as well as the exciting prospect of studying exoplanetary atmospheres that could reveal the presence of biomarkers, such as water vapor, oxygen, and carbon dioxide. Can we find the "Holy Grail" of exoplanets? Cutting-edge research may reveal the answer Written by internationally renowned scientists at the forefront of the field, Extra-Solar Planets: The Detection, Formation, Evolution and Dynamics of Planetary Systems presents powerful analytical tools and methods for investigating extra-solar planetary systems. It discusses new theories on planetary migration and resonant capture that elucidate the existence of "hot Jupiters." It also examines the astrophysical mechanisms required to assemble gas giant planets close to their parent star. In addition, the expert contributors describe how mathematical tools involving periodicity, chaos, and resonance are used to study the diversity and stability of observed planetary systems. By presenting the fundamental analyses that underpin modern studies of extra-solar planetary systems, this graduate-level book enables readers to thoroughly understand important recent developments and offers a platform for future research. It also improves readers' understanding of our own solar system and its place in the diverse range of planetary systems discovered so far.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781420083446
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/02/2010
Series:
Scottish Graduate Series, #62
Pages:
307
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

DETECTION OF EXTRA-SOLAR PLANETS: METHODS AND OBSERVATIONS
Detection of Extra-Solar Planets in Wide-Field Transit Surveys

The Theory of Planet Detection by Gravitational Microlensing: Blips and Dips from the Gravitational Bending of Light

The Practice of Planet Detection by Gravitational Microlensing: Studying Cool Planets around Low-Mass Stars

Modelling Spectroscopic and Polarimetric Signatures of Exoplanets

FORMATION AND EVOLUTION OF PLANETARY SYSTEMS
Proto-Planetary Discs — Current Problems and Directions

Debris Discs and Planetary Environments

Dynamical Evolution of Planetary Systems

Late Stages of Solar System Formation and Implications for Extra-Solar Systems

DYNAMICS OF PLANETARY SYSTEMS
A Brief Account of Mutual Planetary Perturbations

Fundamentals of Regularization in Celestial Mechanics and Linear Perturbation Theories

Mechanisms for the Production of Chaos in Dynamical Systems

Extra-Solar Multiplanet Systems

The Stability of Terrestrial Planets in Planetary Systems

Did the Two Earth Poles Move Widely 13,000 Years Ago? An Astrodynamical Study of the Earth’s Rotation

Index

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