Synopses & Reviews
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 Poincarand#233;, 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.
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.
Synopsis
Suitable for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students, this text exploresand#160;exact methods used in the theory of figures of equilibrium andand#160;examines problems concerning figures of celestial bodies. 1958 edition.
Synopsis
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.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Otto Struve
Part I. Figures of Equilibrium of a Rotating Fluid Mass
and#160; I. Introduction
and#160; II. Figures of Equilibrium; Inverse Method
and#160; III. Method of Poincarand#233;
and#160; IV. Method of Liapounov
and#160; V. Lichtensteinand#8217;s Investigations
and#160; VI. Method of Wavre
Part II. Other Invariable or Varying Figures
and#160; VII. Zonal Rotation
and#160; VII. Varying Figures
and#160; IX. Systems Composed of Fluid and Rigid Parts
and#160; X. Fluid Mass and Centers of Attraction
and#160; XI. Figures of Compressible Masses
Bibliography
Index