Sort Order Display Format Items / Page  
  Click the serial number on the left to view the details of the item.
 #  AuthorTitleAccn#YearItem Type Claims
1 Musielak, Dora Leonhard Euler and the Foundations of Celestial Mechanics I12301 2022 Book  
2 Peter Rowlands Newton and modern physics 026259 2018 Book  
(page:1 / 1) [#2]     

No image available
TitleLeonhard Euler and the Foundations of Celestial Mechanics
Author(s)Musielak, Dora
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2022.
DescriptionXXVIII, 208 p. 65 illus., 17 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThe intention of this book is to shine a bright light on the intellectual context of Euler???s contributions to physics and mathematical astronomy. Leonhard Euler is one of the most important figures in the history of science, a blind genius who introduced mathematical concepts and many analytical tools to help us understand and describe the universe. Euler also made a monumental contribution to astronomy and orbital mechanics, developing what he called astronomia mechanica. Orbital mechanics of artificial satellites and spacecraft is based on Euler???s analysis of astromechanics. However, previous books have often neglected many of his discoveries in this field. For example, orbital mechanics texts refer to the five equilibrium points in the Sun-Earth-Moon system as Lagrange points, failing to credit Euler who first derived the differential equations for the general n-body problem and who discovered the three collinear points in the three-body problem of celestial mechanics. These equilibrium points are essential today in space exploration; the James Webb Space Telescope (successor to the Hubble), for example, now orbits the Sun near L2, one of the collinear points of the Sun-Earth-Moon system, while future missions to study the universe will place observatories in orbit around Sun-Earth and Earth-Moon equilibrium points that should be properly called Euler-Lagrange points. In this book, the author uses Euler???s memoirs, correspondence, and other scholarly sources to explore how he established the mathematical groundwork for the rigorous study of motion in our Solar System. The reader will learn how he studied comets and eclipses, derived planetary orbits, and pioneered the study of planetary perturbations, and how, old and blind, Euler put forward the most advanced lunar theory of his time
Keyword(s)1. ANALYSIS 2. ASTRONAUTICS 3. Astronomers???Biography 4. Biographies of Physicists and Astronomers 5. CLASSICAL MECHANICS 6. EBOOK 7. EBOOK - SPRINGER 8. GRAVITATION 9. History of Physics and Astronomy 10. MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS 11. MECHANICS 12. NEWTONIAN PHYSICS 13. Outer space???Exploration 14. Physicists???Biography 15. Physics???History 16. Space Exploration and Astronautics
Item TypeBook
Multi-Media Links
Please Click here for eBook
Circulation Data
Accession#  Call#StatusIssued ToReturn Due On Physical Location
I12301     On Shelf    

No image available
TitleNewton and modern physics
Author(s)Peter Rowlands
PublicationLondon, World Scientific, 2018.
Descriptionxii, 298p
Item TypeBook

Circulation Data
Accession#  Call#StatusIssued ToReturn Due On Physical Location
026259   53/ROW/026259  On Shelf    

+Copy Specific Information
(page:1 / 1) [#2]