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Author  Title  Accn#  Year  Item Type  Claims 
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Musielak, Dora 
Leonhard Euler and the Foundations of Celestial Mechanics 
I12301 
2022 
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Peter Rowlands 
Newton and modern physics 
026259 
2018 
Book 


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Title  Leonhard Euler and the Foundations of Celestial Mechanics 
Author(s)  Musielak, Dora 
Publication  Cham, 1. Imprint: Springer
2. Springer International Publishing, 2022. 
Description  XXVIII, 208 p. 65 illus., 17 illus. in color : online resource 
Abstract Note  The 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 SunEarthMoon system as Lagrange points, failing to credit Euler who first derived the differential equations for the general nbody problem and who discovered the three collinear points in the threebody 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 SunEarthMoon system, while future missions to study the universe will place observatories in orbit around SunEarth and EarthMoon equilibrium points that should be properly called EulerLagrange 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 
ISBN,Price  9783031123221 
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

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