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Celestial Dynamics: Chaoticity and Dynamics of Celestial Systems

ISBN: 978-3-527-40977-8
320 pages
May 2013
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Written by an internationally renowned expert author and researcher, this monograph fills the need for a book conveying the sophisticated tools needed to calculate exo-planet motion and interplanetary space flight. It is unique in considering the critical problems of dynamics and stability, making use of the software Mathematica, including supplements for practical use of the formulae.
A must-have for astronomers and applied mathematicians alike.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: The challenge of science
Hamiltonian mechanics
Numerical and Analytical tools
The stability problem
The two-body problem
The restricted three- body problem
The Sitnicov problem
Planetary problem
Lunar theory
Concluding remarks
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Author Information

Rudolf Dvorak, now serving at the Institute of Astronomy in Vienna, has gained research experience in planet research at international institutions including the Bureau des Longitudes in Paris. More than 130 publications provide proof.
Dr. Christoph Lhotka is member of Rudolf Dvorak's workgroup, and an expert with the software Mathematica.
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“In summary, despite the omissions mentioned above, this book is an interesting addition to the subject because the presentation is systematic and self-contained, and it contains a valuable material that would be useful to postgraduate students interested in the field and also to some people working in celestial mechanics.”  (Zentralblatt MATH, 1 March 2014)

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