Tides in Astronomy and Astrophysics

  • Jean Souchay
  • Stéphane Mathis
  • Tadashi Tokieda

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 861)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Tadashi Tokieda
    Pages 1-30
  3. Vincent Deparis, Hilaire Legros, Jean Souchay
    Pages 31-82
  4. Bernard Simon, Anne Lemaitre, Jean Souchay
    Pages 83-114
  5. Jean Souchay, Nicole Capitaine
    Pages 115-166
  6. Nicolas Rambaux, Julie Castillo-Rogez
    Pages 167-200
  7. Clément Baruteau, Frédéric Masset
    Pages 201-253
  8. Stéphane Mathis, Christophe Le Poncin-Lafitte, Françoise Remus
    Pages 255-300
  9. Jean-Paul Zahn
    Pages 301-325
  10. Pierre-Alain Duc, Florent Renaud
    Pages 327-369
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 371-375

About this book


Based on the lecture notes of a school titled ‘Tides in Astronomy and Astrophysics’ that brought together students and researchers, this book focuses on the fundamental theories of tides at different scales of the universe—from tiny satellites to whole galaxies—and on the most recent developments. It also attempts to place the study of tides in a historical perspective.                                                         Starting with a general tutorial on tides, the theme of tides is approached in 9 chapters from many directions. They allow non-experts to pick up a physical intuition and a sense of orders of magnitude in the theory of tides. These carefully prepared lecture notes by leaders in the field include many illustrative figures and drawings. Some even offer a variety of simple back-of the-envelope problems.


Lecture Notes on Tides Migration of Planets Ocean Tides Precession and Nutation of the Earth Stellar Tides Tides in Astronomy Tides in Colliding Galaxies Tides in Planetary Systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean Souchay
    • 1
  • Stéphane Mathis
    • 2
  • Tadashi Tokieda
    • 3
  1. 1.Dépt. Astronomie FondamentalObservatoire de ParisParisFrance
  2. 2.IRFU/SAP Centre de SaclayLaboratoire AIM Paris Saclay DiderotGif-sur-YvetteFrance
  3. 3.University of CambridgeCambridgeUnited Kingdom

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