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Extra-solar planets : the detection, formation, evolution and dynamics of planetary systems

Author: Bonnie A Steves; M Hendry; A C Cameron
Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, ©2011.
Series: Scottish graduate series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Expanding upon a series of lectures for graduate students and young researchers held in the summer of 2007 in Scotland, this book includes the contributions of recognized world leaders writing in  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bonnie A Steves; M Hendry; A C Cameron
ISBN: 9781420083446 1420083449
OCLC Number: 681739013
Description: xvii, 289 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Detection of extra-solar planets : methods and observations. Detection of extra-solar planets in wide-field transit surveys ; The theory of planet detection by gravitational microlensing : blips and dips from the gravitational bending of light ; The practice of planet detection by gravitational microlensing : studying cool planets around low-mass stars ; Modelling spectroscopic and polarimetric signatures of exoplanets --
pt. II. Formation and evolution of planetary systems. Proto-planetary discs --
current problems and directions ; Debris discs and planetary environments ; Dynamical evolution of planetary systems ; Late stages of solar system formation and implications for extra-solar systems --
pt. III. Dynamics of planetary systems. A brief account of mutual planetary perturbations ; Fundamentals of regularization in celestial mechanics and linear perturbation theories ; Mechanisms for the production of chaos in dynamical systems ; Extra-solar multiplanet systems ; The stability of terrestrial planets in planetary systems ; Did the two Earth poles move widely 13,000 years ago? An astrodynamical study of the Earth's rotation.
Series Title: Scottish graduate series.
Other Titles: Extrasolar planets
Responsibility: [edited by] B.A. Steves, M. Hendry, A.C. Cameron.

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