Singularities in Gravitational Systems

Applications to Chaotic Transport in the Solar System

  • Daniel Benest
  • Claude Froeschlé

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 590)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Maria Gabriella, Della Penna
    Pages 49-62
  3. Corrado Falcolini
    Pages 63-71
  4. Jörg Waldvogel
    Pages 81-100
  5. Yves Elskens
    Pages 101-113
  6. Jean-Marc Petit
    Pages 114-144
  7. Giovanni B. Valsecchi
    Pages 145-178
  8. Giovanni-Federico Gronchi
    Pages 179-211
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 213-215

About this book


Chaos theory plays an important role in modern physics and related sciences, but -, the most important results so far have been obtained in the study of gravitational systems applied to celestial mechanics. The present set of lectures introduces the mathematical methods used in the theory of singularities in gravitational systems, reviews modeling techniques for the simulation of close encounters and presents the state of the art about the study of diffusion of comets, wandering asteroids, meteors and planetary ring particles. The book will be of use to researchers and graduate students alike.


Celestial mechanics Gravity Planet Solar System chaos theory solar

Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel Benest
    • 1
  • Claude Froeschlé
    • 1
  1. 1.O.C.A. Observatoire de NiceNice Cedex 4France

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-43765-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-48009-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
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