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An Elementary Survey of Celestial Mechanics

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An accessible exposition of gravitation theory and celestial mechanics, this classic, oft-cited work was written by a distinguished Soviet astronomer. It explains with exceptional clarity the methods used by physicists in studying celestial phenomena.

A historical introduction explains the Ptolemaic view of planetary motion and its displacement by the studies of Copernicus, Kepler, and Newton. Succeeding chapters examine the making of celestial observations and measurements and explain such central concepts as the ecliptic, the orbital plane, the two- and three-body problems, and perturbed motion. Ryabov also describes how perturbations in the path of Uranus led to the discovery of Neptune, and he devotes considerable attention to satellites, including a detailed treatment of the first artificial satellite, Sputnik I. Additional topics include planetary rotation, the calculation of units of time, and the motions of the stars, with illustrations of how the law of gravity determines the shapes of galaxies. The book concludes with a deeper consideration of gravity, pointing out basic distinctions between classical and Einsteinian theories.

Synopsis:

Accessible classic of gravitation theory and celestial mechanics explains methods used by physicists in studying celestial phenomena, including perturbed motion, satellite technology, planetary rotation, and motions of stars. 1959 edition.

Synopsis:

Accessible classic of gravitation theory and celestial mechanics explains methods used by physicists in studying celestial phenomena, including perturbed motion, satellite technology, planetary rotation, and motions of stars. 1959 edition.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Ancient Conceptions Concerning the Motions of the Sun, Moon, Planets and Stars

2. The Geometry of Planetary Motions for Copernicus to Kepler

3. The Discovery of the Law of Gravitation

4. The Attraction of Material Bodies of Different Shapes

5. Experimental Detection of Attractions between Material Bodies on Earth

6. Newton's Law--The Theoretical Basis of Celestial Motion

7. Celestial Motion and the Two-Body Problem

8. The Concept of Perturbed Motion. Celestial Mechanics and Practical Astronomy

9. Ways of Describing Perturbed Motion. The Variational Orbit

10. The Problem of Motion in the Solar System

11. Successive Approximations in the Theory of Motion of Heavenly Bodies

12. The Discovery of Neptune

13. Periodic and Secular Perturbations

14. Numerical Methods in Celestial Mechanics

15. Satellite Theory

16. Artificial Earth Satellites and Their Motion

17. The Motions of Asteroids

18. Planetary Motion

19. Problems of Qualitative Celestial Mechanics

10. Stellar Motions and the Law of Gravitation

12. What Is Gravitation?

Appendix

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486450148
Translator:
Yankovsky, G.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Translator:
Yankovsky, G.
Author:
Ryabov, Y.
Author:
Yankovsky, G.
Author:
Physics
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Astrophysics & Space Science
Subject:
Celestial mechanics
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
Physics-Astrophysics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Physics
Publication Date:
20060231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.4 lb

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