TitleDynamics of Extended Celestial Bodies And Rings
Author(s)Souchay, Jean J
PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2006.
DescriptionXII, 208 p : online resource
Abstract NoteTaking both a theoretical and observational perspective, this book is an introduction to recent developments in the field of celestial mechanics. It emphasizes the application to extended celestial bodies and devotes much attention to rotational aspects. In particular, it explains the state of art for accurate modelling of the rotation of celestial bodies such as the Earth, the Moon, and Mercury, which involves principles related to hydrodynamics and geodesy. Comparisons between the light curves of the asteroids and their rotational state are made and spatial techniques leading to the determination of the Earth's gravitational field are explained. Also, the book provides a general overview of the collisional processes in the solar system and of the dynamics of the rings. It is addressed to graduate students and researchers in space sciences and celestial dynamics
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. Astronomy???Observations 3. CLASSICAL MECHANICS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. GEOPHYSICS 7. Geophysics/Geodesy 8. MECHANICS 9. Observations, Astronomical 10. SPACE SCIENCES 11. Space Sciences (including Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Exploration and Astronautics)
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