
Title  Calculate the Orbit of Mars! : An Observing Challenge and Historical Adventure 
Author(s)  Clark, Jane 
Publication  Cham, Springer International Publishing, 2021. 
Description  XIII, 316 p. 153 illus., 93 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  This book shows readers how to calculate the orbit of Mars, based on their own observations and using observations made by the author. The historical, observational, and analytical aspects of the project to measure the orbit of Mars are all combined in this one book! Determining the orbit of Mars is particularly important, as originally solving this problem required the founding of modern science. Clark discusses how people came to believe in the Newtonian model of the Solar System, works through the mathematical basis for the theory of gravity, and shows how Newton ruled out the possibility of alternative theories. Readers also learn how it became possible to accurately measure the positions of Mars from a moving, spinning platform???the Earth. This midlevel observational challenge is well within reach of most serious amateur astronomers. For the observations, only a telescope with autoguiding capability and the ability to mount a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera is required. For the calculations, it is assumed that the reader has a science, engineering, or mathematics background and is familiar with calculus, vectors, and trigonometry 
ISBN,Price  9783030782672 
Keyword(s)  1. ASTRONOMY
2. Astronomy, Cosmology and Space Sciences
3. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
4. Astronomy???Observations
5. Classical and Quantum Gravity
6. EBOOK
7. EBOOK  SPRINGER
8. GRAVITATION
9. MEASUREMENT
10. Measurement Science and Instrumentation
11. MEASURING INSTRUMENTS

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