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An introduction to celestial mechanics

Author: Richard Fitzpatrick
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Fitzpatrick, Richard, 1963-
Introduction to celestial mechanics.
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2012000780
(OCoLC)775271538
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Fitzpatrick
ISBN: 9781139518932 1139518933 128077519X 9781280775192 9781139152310 1139152319
OCLC Number: 796804045
Description: 1 online resource (x, 266 p.) : ill.
Contents: Preface; 1. Newtonian mechanics; 2. Newtonian gravity; 3. Keplerian orbits; 4. Orbits in central force-fields; 5. Rotating reference frames; 6. Lagrangian mechanics; 7. Rigid body rotation; 8. Three-body problem; 9. Secular perturbation theory; 10. Lunar motion; Appendix A: useful mathematics; Appendix B: derivation of Lagrange planetary equations; Appendix C: expansion of orbital evolution equations; Bibliography; Index.
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