ISBN-10:
0471133175
ISBN-13:
9780471133179
Pub. Date:
01/01/1998
Publisher:
Wiley
Adventures in Celestial Mechanics / Edition 2

Adventures in Celestial Mechanics / Edition 2

by Victor G. Szebehely, Hans Mark

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ISBN-13: 9780471133179
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/01/1998
Edition description: REV
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

VICTOR G. SZEBEHELY, DEng, PhD(1921-1997), was Professor and former chairman of the Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Department of the University of Texas at Austin. He served as a consultant to the U.S. Air Force Space Command. HANS MARK, PhD, is Professor in the Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Department of the University of Texas at Austin. His other books include The Space Station: A Personal Journey. He serves as a consultant to NASA.

Table of Contents

On the Shoulders of Giants: An Historial Review.

Circular Orbits.

The General Problem of Two Bodies.

Elliptic Orbits.

Rockets.

Energy Relationships: Hyperbolic and Parabolic Orbits.

Kepler's Equation and Lambert's Theorem.

Orbital Maneuvering of Spacecraft.

Elements of Spacecraft Dynamics.

Planetary Exploration.

General Perturbation Theory and a Specific Application to the Motion of the Planet Mercury.

The Motion of Earth-Orbiting Satellites.

The Problem of Three Bodies and the Stability of the Solar System.

Appendices.

Index.

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