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Everything in the universe rotates: the meteors, the asteroids, the planets and their satellites, the sun, the stars, the clusters and nebulae, even the galaxies themselves. The problem of the shape of a rotating body is therefore universal in astronomy. Its treatment in this book, which deals with the figures of equilibrium and distortions of rotating bodies, is full and rigorous.

Suitable for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students, this text was written by a renowned researcher and educator who taught at Columbia University and served for many years as a research associate at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. The first six chapters encompass the most exact methods used in the theory of figures of equilibrium and their most important results. Discussions cover the methods of Poincaré, Liapounov, Lichtenstein, and Wavre. The second part examines other problems concerning the figures of celestial bodies: invariable or varying figures, zonal rotation, systems composed of fluid and rigid parts, fluid mass and centers of attraction, and figures of compressible masses.

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The 1958 work (Interscience Publishers, NY) is here reprinted, making available a text suitable for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students written by a renowned researcher and educator affiliated with Columbia University and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (he was one of the last students of A.M. Liapounov). Coverage includes the methods of Poincar<'e>, Liapounov, Lichtenstein, and Wavre; invariable or varying figures, zonal rotation, systems composed of fluid and rigid parts, fluid mass and centers of attraction, and figures of compressible masses. Otto Struve (astrophysics, U. of California, Berkeley) provides the foreword.
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The 1958 work (Interscience Publishers, NY) is here reprinted, making available a text suitable for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students written by a renowned researcher and educator affiliated with Columbia University and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (he was one of the last students of A.M. Liapounov). Coverage includes the methods of Poincar<'e>, Liapounov, Lichtenstein, and Wavre; invariable or varying figures, zonal rotation, systems composed of fluid and rigid parts, fluid mass and centers of attraction, and figures of compressible masses. Otto Struve (astrophysics, U. of California, Berkeley) provides the foreword. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Suitable for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students, this text explores exact methods used in the theory of figures of equilibrium and examines problems concerning figures of celestial bodies. 1958 edition.

Synopsis:

Suitable for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students, this text exploresand#160;the most exact methods used in the theory of figures of equilibrium. It alsoand#160;examines problems concerning the figures of celestial bodies, including invariable or varying figures, zonal rotation, systems composed of fluid and rigid parts, and more. 1958 edition.

Synopsis:

Full and rigorous, this treatment for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students discusses the most exact methods and important results in dealing with the theory of figures of equilibrium and distortions of rotating bodies.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Otto Struve

Part I. Figures of Equilibrium of a Rotating Fluid Mass

  I. Introduction

  II. Figures of Equilibrium; Inverse Method

  III. Method of Poincar&eacute;

  IV. Method of Liapounov

  V. Lichtensteins Investigations

  VI. Method of Wavre

Part II. Other Invariable or Varying Figures

  VII. Zonal Rotation

  VII. Varying Figures

  IX. Systems Composed of Fluid and Rigid Parts

  X. Fluid Mass and Centers of Attraction

  XI. Figures of Compressible Masses

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780486441481
Foreword:
Struve, Otto
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Foreword by:
Struve, Otto
Foreword:
Struve, Otto
Author:
Physics
Author:
Jardetzky, Wenceslas
Author:
Jardetzky, Wenceslas S.
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Astrophysics & Space Science
Subject:
Celestial mechanics
Subject:
Physics-Astrophysics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Physics
Publication Date:
20050231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7 figures
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.5 pd

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Suitable for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students, this text explores exact methods used in the theory of figures of equilibrium and examines problems concerning figures of celestial bodies. 1958 edition.
"Synopsis" by ,
Suitable for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students, this text exploresand#160;the most exact methods used in the theory of figures of equilibrium. It alsoand#160;examines problems concerning the figures of celestial bodies, including invariable or varying figures, zonal rotation, systems composed of fluid and rigid parts, and more. 1958 edition.
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Full and rigorous, this treatment for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students discusses the most exact methods and important results in dealing with the theory of figures of equilibrium and distortions of rotating bodies.

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