SCIENCE--Astrophysics & Space Science
Celestial mechanics
New York
An introduction to celestial mechanics
en
796804045
2012
Electronic books
796804045
"This accessible text on classical celestial mechanics, the principles governing the motions of bodies in the Solar System, provides a clear and concise treatment of virtually all of the major features of solar system dynamics. Building on advanced topics in classical mechanics such as rigid body rotation, Langrangian mechanics and orbital perturbation theory, this text has been written for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students in astronomy, physics, mathematics and related fields. Specific topics covered include Keplerian orbits, the perihelion precession of the planets, tidal interactions between the Earth, Moon and Sun, the Roche radius, the stability of Lagrange points in the three-body problem and lunar motion. More than 100 exercises allow students to gauge their understanding and a solutions manual is available to instructors. Suitable for a first course in celestial mechanics, this text is the ideal bridge to higher level treatments"--
Cambridge University Press
Online resource available to Mason students, faculty, staff and onsite patrons.
9781139152310
1139152319
9781280775192
128077519X
Introduction to celestial mechanics.
Print version:
SCIENCE--Astronomy
Fitzpatrick
Richard
Richard Fitzpatrick
1963
9781139518932
1139518933
9781139517072
1139517074
2017-09-03
2012
nyu