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Wisdom, Jack

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Works: 14 works in 55 publications in 1 language and 1,559 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Jack Wisdom
Structure and interpretation of classical mechanics by Gerald Jay Sussman( )

29 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We now know that there is much more to classical mechanics than previously suspected. Derivations of the equations of motion, the focus of traditional presentations of mechanics, are just the beginning. This innovative textbook, now in its second edition, concentrates on developing general methods for studying the behavior of classical systems, whether or not they have a symbolic solution. It focuses on the phenomenon of motion and makes extensive use of computer simulation in its explorations of the topic. It weaves recent discoveries in nonlinear dynamics throughout the text, rather than presenting them as an afterthought. Explorations of phenomena such as the transition to chaos, nonlinear resonances, and resonance overlap to help the student develop appropriate analytic tools for understanding. The book uses computation to constrain notation, to capture and formalize methods, and for simulation and symbolic analysis. The requirement that the computer be able to interpret any expression provides the student with strict and immediate feedback about whether an expression is correctly formulated. This second edition has been updated throughout, with revisions that reflect insights gained by the authors from using the text every year at MIT. In addition, because of substantial software improvements, this edition provides algebraic proofs of more generality than those in the previous edition; this improvement permeates the new edition
Functional differential geometry by Gerald Jay Sussman( )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Physics is naturally expressed in mathematical language. Students new to the subject must simultaneously learn an idiomatic mathematical language and the content that is expressed in that language. It is as if they were asked to read Les Misérables while struggling with French grammar. This book offers an innovative way to learn the differential geometry needed as a foundation for a deep understanding of general relativity or quantum field theory as taught at the college level. The approach taken by the authors (and used in their classes at MIT for many years) differs from the conventional one in several ways, including an emphasis on the development of the covariant derivative and an avoidance of the use of traditional index notation for tensors in favor of a semantically richer language of vector fields and differential forms. But the biggest single difference is the authors' integration of computer programming into their explanations. By programming a computer to interpret a formula, the student soon learns whether or not a formula is correct. Students are led to improve their program, and as a result improve their understanding."
Matter and the universe( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program shows how radiotelescopes and observatories provide complementary images of celestial objects. Gives on-camera explanations by scientists of how we see immense objects at immense distances and some of the empirical bases for theories of the Big Bang and the origin of matter
Chaotic evolution of the solar system by Gerald Jay Sussman( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The evolution of the entire planetary system has been numerically integrated for a time span of nearly 100 million years. This calculation confirms that the evolution of the solar system as a whole is chaotic, with a time scale of exponential divergence of about 4 million years. Additional numerical experiments indicate that the Jovian planet subsystem is chaotic, although some small variations in the model can yield quasiperiodic motion. The motion of Pluto is independently and robustly chaotic."
Numerical evidence that the motion of Pluto is chaotic by Gerald Jay Sussman( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Digital Orrery has been used to perform an integration of the motion of the outer planets for 845 million years. This integration indicates that the long-term motion of the planet Pluto is chaotic. Nearby trajectories diverge exponentially with an e-folding time of only about 20 million years. Keywords: Lyapuno function; Dynamics; Orrery; Chaos; Numerical methods; Pluto; Solar system. (jhd)
The Supercomputer Toolkit : a general framework for special- purpose computing by Hewlett-Packard Laboratories( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

We have completed fabrication of the Toolkit processor module, and an eight-processor configuration is running at MIT. As a demonstration of the power of the Toolkit approach, we have used the prototype Toolkit to perform an integration of the motion of the Solar System in a computation that extends previous results by nearly two orders of magnitude."
Evidence for a past high-eccentricity lunar orbit by Ian Garrick-Bethell( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tidal dissipation at arbitrary eccentricity and obliquity by Jack Wisdom( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Expressions for tidal dissipation in a body in synchronous rotation at arbitrary orbital eccentricity and obliquity are derived."
Swimming in spacetime: Motion by cyclic changes in body shape by Jack Wisdom( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tidal evolution of the Uranian satellites : I. Passage of Ariel and Umbriel through the 5:3 mean-motion commensurability by William C Tittemore( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"A significant chaotic zone is associated with the 5:3 mean-motion commensurability resonance through which Ariel and Umbriel would have passed, in the event that Uranus' specific dissipation function were less than 100,000; the standard theory for passage through orbital resonances would in this case be inapplicable, in view of significant changes in the probability and the mechanism of capture into the resonance. It is suggested that tidal evolution within the chaotic zone may have pushed eccentrocities to comparatively high values at which the probability of escape from resonance remained. Eccentricities sufficiently great to affect Ariel's thermal history have not been found."
Structure and Interpretation of Classical Mechanics : the Correspondence Theory and Its Critics by Gerald Jay Sussman( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This textbook takes an innovative approach to the teaching of classical mechanics, emphasizing the development of general but practical intellectual tools to support the analysis of nonlinear Hamiltonian systems. The development is organized around a progressively more sophisticated analysis of particular natural systems and weaves examples throughout the presentation. Explorations of phenomena such as transitions to chaos, nonlinear resonances, and resonance overlap to help the student to develop appropriate analytic tools for understanding. Computational algorithms communicate methods used
Tidal evolution of the Uranian satellites : III - Evolution through the Miranda-Umbriel 3:1, Miranda-Ariel 5:3, and Ariel-Umbriel 2:1 mean-motion commensurabilities by William C Tittemore( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Tidal evolution has significantly affected the history of the Uranian satellite program."
Is the solar system stable? And can we use chaos to make measurements? by Jack Wisdom( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Swimming in spacetime : motion by cyclic chages in body shape by Jack Wisdom( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Jack Wisdom American planetary scientist

Jack Wisdom Amerikaans astronoom

Jack Wisdom amerikansk fysikar og astronom

Jack Wisdom amerikansk fysiker och astronom

Jack Wisdom amerikansk fysiker og astronom

Jack Wisdom physicien américain

Jack Wisdom US-amerikanischer Physiker

جاك ويسدوم

جک ویزدم ستاره‌شناس و فیزیک‌دان آمریکایی

ジャック・ウィズダム

傑克·威斯頓

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English (54)