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Author Szebehely, Victor G., 1921-

Title Adventures in celestial mechanics / Victor G. Szebehely, Hans Mark
Edition Second edition
Published New York : J. Wiley, [1998]
©1998
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Description 1 online resource (x, 310 pages) : illustrations
Contents ADVENTURES IN CELESTIAL MECHANICS; CONTENTS; PREFACE; 1 ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS: AN HISTORICAL REVIEW; 2 CIRCULAR ORBITS; 3 THE GENERAL PROBLEM OF TWO BODIES; 4 ELLIPTIC ORBITS; 5 ROCKETS; 6 ENERGY RELATIONSHIPS: HYPERBOLIC AND PARABOLIC ORBITS; 7 KEPLER'S EQUATION AND LAMBERT'S THEOREM; 8 ORBITAL MANEUVERING OF SPACECRAFT; 9 ELEMENTS OF SPACECRAFT DYNAMICS; 10 PLANETARY EXPLORATION; 11 GENERAL PERTURBATION THEORY AND A SPECIFIC APPLICATION TO THE MOTION OF THE PLANET MERCURY; 12 THE MOTION OF EARTH-ORBITING SATELLITES; 13 THE PROBLEM OF THREE BODIES AND THE STABILITY OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM
Summary A fascinating introduction to the basic principles of orbital mechanics. It has been three hundred years since Isaac Newton first formulated laws to explain the orbits of the Moon and the planets of our solar system. In so doing he laid the groundwork for modern science's understanding of the workings of the cosmos and helped pave the way to the age of space exploration. Adventures in Celestial Mechanics offers students an enjoyable way to become acquainted with the basic principles involved in the motions of natural and human-made bodies in space. Packed with examples in which these principle
Notes Title from title screen (viewed Feb. 18, 2008)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Celestial mechanics.
Orbits.
Form Electronic book
Author Mark, Hans, 1929-
ISBN 3527617787
3527617795 (electronic bk.)
6611764429
9783527617784
9783527617791 (electronic bk.)
9786611764425
(cloth ; alk. paper)
Other Titles Celestial mechanics