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Genre/Form: | Electronic books |
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Additional Physical Format: | Print version: 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 pages) : illustrations |

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. |

Responsibility: | Richard Fitzpatrick. |

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'Fitzpatrick presents a clear exposition of the main principles of celestial mechanics ... Each chapter ends with a number of well-thought-out problems with a nice range of difficulty from straightforward to quite challenging. The author designed the book for upper-level undergraduates and beginning graduate students who have completed courses in classical mechanics and multivariate vector calculus. Professionals from other branches of astronomy will also find this a handy review and reference ... Highly recommended.' R. R. Erickson, Choice 'I found the text well written and illustrated, and the material has clearly undergone several tests in the classroom ... I recommend this stimulating book to anyone interested in making first steps in celestial mechanics.' Thomas Peters, Contemporary Physics 'This is a first-rate text to use as a senior-undergraduate text in celestial mechanics. I recommend it strongly without reservation.' The Observatory: A Review of Astronomy 'Fitzpatrick's text is excellent ... [his] exposition is relatively flawless in its execution ... [this book] is a valuable addition to the pedagogy of the field and has perhaps the clearest exposition of any celestial mechanics text for upper-level undergraduate students. For some students, Fitzpatrick will be approaching perfection.' Arlin Crotts, Physics Today Read more...

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