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Adventures in celestial mechanics

Author: Victor G Szebehely; Hans Mark
Publisher: New York : J. Wiley, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Szebehely, Victor G., 1921-
Adventures in celestial mechanics.
New York : J. Wiley, ©1998
(DLC) 97012770
(OCoLC)36573836
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Victor G Szebehely; Hans Mark
ISBN: 9783527617784 3527617787 9783527617791 3527617795 9786611764425 6611764429
OCLC Number: 212140102
Notes: Title from title screen (viewed Feb. 18, 2008).
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.
Other Titles: Celestial mechanics
Responsibility: Victor G. Szebehely, Hans Mark.
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