Solar System Dynamics

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Author: Carl D. Murray,Stanley F. Dermott

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139936158

Category: Science

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The Solar System is a complex and fascinating dynamical system. This is the first textbook to describe comprehensively the dynamical features of the Solar System and to provide students with all the mathematical tools and physical models they need to understand how it works. It is a benchmark publication in the field of planetary dynamics and destined to become a classic. Clearly written and well illustrated, Solar System Dynamics shows how a basic knowledge of the two- and three-body problems and perturbation theory can be combined to understand features as diverse as the tidal heating of Jupiter's moon Io, the origin of the Kirkwood gaps in the asteroid belt, and the radial structure of Saturn's rings. Problems at the end of each chapter and a free Internet Mathematica® software package are provided. Solar System Dynamics provides an authoritative textbook for courses on planetary dynamics and celestial mechanics. It also equips students with the mathematical tools to tackle broader courses on dynamics, dynamical systems, applications of chaos theory and non-linear dynamics.

Physics of the Solar System

Dynamics and Evolution, Space Physics, and Spacetime Structure

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Author: B. Bertotti,P. Farinella,D. Vokrouhlicky

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401002339

Category: Science

Page: 706

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This book is a direct sequel to: B. Bcrtotri and P. Farinclla, "Physics of the Earth and the Solar System, Dynamics and Evolution. Space Navigation. Spa cc-Time Structure" (Kluwcr Academic Publishers, 1990). Nearly 15 years af tcr its publication it became evident that the volume was in need of a new edition to keep up with the outstanding progress and the changing perspectives in this field. David Vokrouhlicky agreed to collaborate on the project and be the third author. On March 25, 2000. after a tong illness and a heart transplant. Paolo Farinella passed away. We then decided that. rather than aiming at a second edition, it made more sense to rewrite the book anew. While its basic content and the structure of the chapters are the same, important new topics have been added, including the extrasolar planetary systems, transneptunian objects. accurate determination of reference frames and new space projects. Greater relevance has been given to scmiquantitarive discussions before intro ducing formal developments: many figures have been added and updated and several errors corrected. More emphasis has given to the solar system, whereas geophysical topics have been left at a less advanced level. To mark this change the slightly differ ent title "Physics of the Solar System" was chosen. We wish to dedicate this book to the memory of Paolo Farinella. an out standing scientist, an invaluable collaborator and a dear friend.

Fundamental Astronomy and Solar System Dynamics

Invited Papers Honoring Prof. Walter Fricke on the Occasion of His 70th Birthday

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Author: R.L. Duncombe,J.H. Lieske,P. Kenneth Seidelmann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400946880

Category: Science

Page: 152

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"Fundamental Astronomy and Solar System Dynamics", a program of invited papers honoring Professor Walter Fricke, who for thirty years has been Director of the Astronomisches Rechen lnstitut in Heidelberg, was held at the Thompson Conference Center of the University of Texas at Austin on Wednesday 27 March 1985 on the occasion of his seventieth birthday and retirement as Director of ARl. Professor Fricke's contributions to astronomy encompass the areas of galactic dynamics, radial velocities, stellar statistics. the fundamental reference system and the constant of precession. Participants were welcomed to the Uni versi ty of Texas by Professor J. Parker Lamb, Chairman of the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics. The presentations ranged from discussions of astrometric problems concerned with the reference system, the constant of precession, major and minor planet observations, planetary ephemerides and lunar and satellite laser ranging, to a study of disc galaxies in massive halos. The program concluded with a review of Professor Fricke's career. The three sessions were chaired by Victor G. Szebehely, Carol A. Williams and Jay H. Lieske. The participants in this meeting, and in the Division on Dynamical Astronomy meeting that followed, were happy that Professor Fricke was able to attend. His presence at these meetings, as well as his thoughtful comments, were greatly appreciated. We are pleased to acknowledge the support of the Center for Space Research, the Department of Astronomy and the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics of the University of Texas at Austin.

Physics of the Earth and the Solar System

Dynamics and Evolution, Space Navigation, Space-Time Structure

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Author: B. Bertotti,Paolo Farinella

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400919166

Category: Science

Page: 480

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From the reviews: ".....The book is a very good balance between theory and applications, of analysis and synthesis, keeping always the focus on the comprehension of the physics ruling our planetary system. In summary, this represents both an excellent textbook for students and a fundamental reference, and encyclopedic summary current knowledge, for researchers in the Solar System field." (Alessandro Rossi, Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, 2005)

Modern Celestial Mechanics

Dynamics in the Solar System

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Author: Alessandro Morbidelli

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780415279383

Category: Science

Page: 380

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In the last 20 years, researchers in the field of celestial mechanics have achieved spectacular results in their effort to understand the structure and evolution of our solar system. Modern Celestial Mechanics uses a solid theoretical basis to describe recent results on solar system dynamics, and it emphasizes the dynamics of planets and of small bodies. To grasp celestial mechanics, one must comprehend the fundamental concepts of Hamiltonian systems theory, so this volume begins with an explanation of those concepts. Celestial mechanics itself is then considered, including the secular motion of planets and small bodies and mean motion resonances. Graduate students and researchers of astronomy and astrophysics will find Modern Celestial Mechanics an essential addition to their bookshelves.

The Dynamics of Small Bodies in the Solar System

A Major Key to Solar Systems Studies

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Author: B.A. Steves,Archie E. Roy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401592217

Category: Science

Page: 616

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The reader will find in this volume the Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute held in Maratea-Acquafredda, Italy, between June 29 and July 12, 1997, entitledTHE DYNAMICS OF SMALL BODIES IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM: A MAJOR KEY TO SOLAR SYSTEM STUDIES . This Advanced Study Institute was the latest in the 'Cortina' series of NATO ASI's begun in the early 1970's firstly under the directorship of Professor Victor Szebehely and subsequently under Professor Archie Roy. All, except the latest, were held at the Antonelli Institute, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. Many of those now active in the field made their first international contacts at these Institutes. The Institutes bring together many of the brightest of our young people working in dynamical astronomy, celestial mechanics and space science, enabling them to obtain an up-to-date synoptic view of their subjects delivered by lecturers of high international reputation. The proceedings from these institutes have been well-received in the internationalcommunity of research workers in the disciplines studied. The present institute included 15 series of lectures given by invited speakers and some 45 presentations made by the other participants. The majority of these contributions are includedinthese proceedings.

Solar and Extra-Solar Planetary Systems

Lectures Held at the Astrophysics School XI Organized by the European Astrophysics Doctoral Network (EADN) in The Burren, Ballyvaughn, Ireland, 7–18 September 1998

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Author: I.P. Williams,N. Thomas

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540425594

Category: Science

Page: 258

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Both the high level of activity in worldwide space exploration programmes and the discovery of extra-solar planets have spurred renewed interest in the physics and evolution dynamics of solar systems. The present book has grown out of a set of lectures by leading experts in the field within the framework of the well-known EADN summer schools. It addresses primarily graduate students and young researchers but will be equally useful for scientists in search of a comprehensive tutorial account that goes beyond the material found in standard textbooks.

Encyclopedia of the Solar System

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Author: Lucy-Ann McFadden,Torrence Johnson,Paul Weissman

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080474984

Category: Science

Page: 992

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Long before Galileo published his discoveries about Jupiter, lunar craters, and the Milky Way in the Starry Messenger in 1610, people were fascinated with the planets and stars around them. That interest continues today, and scientists are making new discoveries at an astounding rate. Ancient lake beds on Mars, robotic spacecraft missions, and new definitions of planets now dominate the news. How can you take it all in? Start with the new Encyclopedia of the Solar System, Second Edition. This self-contained reference follows the trail blazed by the bestselling first edition. It provides a framework for understanding the origin and evolution of the solar system, historical discoveries, and details about planetary bodies and how they interact—and has jumped light years ahead in terms of new information and visual impact. Offering more than 50% new material, the Encyclopedia includes the latest explorations and observations, hundreds of new color digital images and illustrations, and more than 1,000 pages. It stands alone as the definitive work in this field, and will serve as a modern messenger of scientific discovery and provide a look into the future of our solar system. · Forty-seven chapters from 75+ eminent authors review fundamental topics as well as new models, theories, and discussions · Each entry is detailed and scientifically rigorous, yet accessible to undergraduate students and amateur astronomers · More than 700 full-color digital images and diagrams from current space missions and observatories amplify the chapters · Thematic chapters provide up-to-date coverage, including a discussion on the new International Astronomical Union (IAU) vote on the definition of a planet · Information is easily accessible with numerous cross-references and a full glossary and index

Software and Data for Practical Astronomers

The Best of the Internet

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Author: David Ratledge

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781852330552

Category: Science

Page: 183

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There is a vast amount of astronomical software on the Internet, but unless you're prepared to spend months looking for it and hours downloading it, you won't be able to match this collection!

Dynamics of Small Solar System Bodies and Exoplanets

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Author: Jean J. Souchay,Rudolf Dvorak

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642044581

Category: Science

Page: 518

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This book on recent investigations of the dynamics of celestial bodies in the solar and extra-Solar System is based on the elaborated lecture notes of a thematic school on the topic, held as a result of cooperation between the SYRTE Department of Paris Observatory and the section of astronomy of the Vienna University. Each chapter corresponds to a lecture of several hours given by its author(s). The book therefore represents a necessary and very precious document for teachers, students, and researchers in the ?eld. The ?rst two chapters by A. Lemaˆ ?tre and H. Skokos deal with standard topics of celestial mechanics: the ?rst one explains the basic principles of resonances in mechanics and their studies in the case of the Solar System. The differences between the various cases of resonance (mean motion, secular, etc. ) are emphasized together with resonant effects on celestial bodies moving around the Sun. The second one deals with approximative methods of describing chaos. These methods, some of them being classical, as the Lyapounov exponents, other ones being developed in the very recent past, are explained in full detail. The second one explains the basic principles of resonances in mechanics and their studies in the case of the Solar System. The differences between the various cases of resonance (mean motion, s- ular, etc. ) are emphasized together with resonant effects on celestial bodies moving around the Sun. The following three chapters by A. Cellino, by P. Robutel and J.

Dynamics of Populations of Planetary Systems (IAU C197)

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Author: International Astronomical Union. Colloquium

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521852036

Category: Science

Page: 490

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Recent advances in computational power are now enabling scientists to consider problems of population dynamics at an advanced level. Scientists from 21 countries convened for the colloquium 'Dynamics of Populations of Planetary Systems', sponsored by the International Astronomical Union, in Belgrade (Serbia and Montenegro). This proceedings volume reviews current understanding of the field, and is a valuable resource for professional astronomers and planetary scientists.

Dynamical Chaos

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Author: Michael V. Berry,Ian C. Percival,Nigel Oscar Weiss

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400860199

Category: Science

Page: 208

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The leading scientists who gave these papers under the sponsorship of the Royal Society in early 1987 provide reviews of facets of the subject of chaos ranging from the practical aspects of mirror machines for fusion power to the pure mathematics of geodesics on surfaces of negative curvature. The papers deal with systems in which chaotic conditions arise from initial value problems with unique solutions, as opposed to those where chaos is produced by the introduction of noise from an external source. Table of Contents Diagnosis of Dynamical Systems with Fluctuating Parameters D. Ruelle Nonlinear Dynamics, Chaos, and Complex Cardiac Arrhythmias L. Glass, A. L. Goldberger, M. Courtemanche, and A. Shrier Chaos and the Dynamics of Biological Populations R. M. May Fractal Bifurcation Sets, Renormalization Strange Sets, and Their Universal Invariants D. A. Rand From Chaos to Turbulence in Bnard Convection A. Libchaber Dynamics of Convection N. O. Weiss Chaos: A Mixed Metaphor for Turbulence E. A. Spiegel Arithmetical Theory of Anosov Diffeomorphisms F. Vivaldi Chaotic Behavior in the Solar System J. Wisdom Chaos in Hamiltonian Systems I. C. Percival Semi-Classical Quantization, Adiabatic Invariants, and Classical Chaos W. P. Reinhardt and I. Dana Particle Confinement and Adiabatic Invariance B. V. Chirikov Some Geometrical Models of Chaotic Dynamics C. Series The Bakerian Lecture: Quantum Chaology M. V. Berry Originally published in 1989. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Transits of Venus (IAU C196)

New Views of the Solar System and Galaxy

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Author: International Astronomical Union. Colloquium

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521849074

Category: Science

Page: 538

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Proceedings of the IAU C196 meeting, which coincided with the 8 June 2004 transit of Venus.

Dynamics, Ephemerides and Astrometry of the Solar System

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Author: Sylvio Ferraz-Mello,B. Morando,J.-E. Arlot

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792340850

Category: Science

Page: 508

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IAU Symposium 172 Dynamics, Ephemerides and Astrometry of the Solar System was held in Paris in July, 1995. 250 scientists from 33 countries attended the symposium; 24 invited lectures and 165 contributed papers were presented (117 of which were posters). The papers covered topics on celestial mechanics (chaos and evolution of the solar system, asteroids, theories of the motion of the planets, the moon and the natural satellites), methods (symplectic mappings and elliptic functions), astrometry (CCD observations, VLBI and radar observations), ephemerides (representation and numerical integration) and on the history of celestial mechanics.

Nonlinear and Complex Dynamics

Applications in Physical, Biological, and Financial Systems

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Author: José António Tenreiro Machado,Dumitru Baleanu,Albert C. J. Luo

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461402312

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 332

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Nonlinear Dynamics of Complex Systems describes chaos, fractal and stochasticities within celestial mechanics, financial systems and biochemical systems. Part I discusses methods and applications in celestial systems and new results in such areas as low energy impact dynamics, low-thrust planar trajectories to the moon and earth-to-halo transfers in the sun, earth and moon. Part II presents the dynamics of complex systems including bio-systems, neural systems, chemical systems and hydro-dynamical systems. Finally, Part III covers economic and financial systems including market uncertainty, inflation, economic activity and foreign competition and the role of nonlinear dynamics in each.

Minor Bodies in the Outer Solar System

Proceedings of the ESO Workshop Held at Garching, Germany, 2-5 November 1998

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Author: A. Fitzsimmons,D. Jewitt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540411529

Category: Science

Page: 192

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This volume tries to summarize the status of observational knowledge of the Kuiper Belt. Its recent discovery has revitalized the astromomical study of the Solar System and is beginning to open new and unexpected windows on the physics of planetesimal accretion. With more and better observational data being obtained at the technological limit of current facilities, a new perception of the relationships that exist among the various classes of small Solar System bodies has emerged. The new observations have also motivated a number of fascinating theoretical studies in Solar System dynamics.

General Relativity and Gravitation

Invited Papers and Discussion Reports of the 10th International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation, Padua, July 3–8, 1983

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Author: B. Bertotti,F. de Felice,Alessandro Pascolini

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789027718198

Category: Science

Page: 536

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The Tenth International Conference on General Relativity and Gravitation (GR10) was held from July 3 to July 8, 1983, in Padova, Italy. These Conferences take place every three years, under the auspices of the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation, with the purpose of assessing the current research in the field, critically discussing the prog ress made and disclosing the points of paramount im portance which deserve further investigations. The Conference was attended by about 750 scientists active in the various subfields in which the current research on gravitation and general relativity is ar ticulated, and more than 450 communications were sub mitted. In order to fully exploit this great occur rence of experience and creative capacity, and to pro mote individual contributions to the collective know ledge, the Conference was given a structure of work shops on the most active topics and of general sessions in which the Conference was addressed by invited speakers on general reviews or recent major advance ments of the field. The individual communications were collected in a two-volume publication made available to the participants upon their arrival and widely distributed to Scientific Institutions and Research Centres.

System Dynamics

An Introduction for Mechanical Engineers

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Author: Karl A. Seeler

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1461491525

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 667

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This unique textbook takes the student from the initial steps in modeling a dynamic system through development of the mathematical models needed for feedback control. The generously-illustrated, student-friendly text focuses on fundamental theoretical development rather than the application of commercial software. Practical details of machine design are included to motivate the non-mathematically inclined student.