Celestial Mechanics and Astrodynamics: Theory and Practice

  • Pini Gurfil
  • P. Kenneth Seidelmann

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 436)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvii
  2. Pini Gurfil, P. Kenneth Seidelmann
    Pages 1-24
  3. Pini Gurfil, P. Kenneth Seidelmann
    Pages 25-44
  4. Pini Gurfil, P. Kenneth Seidelmann
    Pages 45-78
  5. Pini Gurfil, P. Kenneth Seidelmann
    Pages 79-94
  6. Pini Gurfil, P. Kenneth Seidelmann
    Pages 95-119
  7. Pini Gurfil, P. Kenneth Seidelmann
    Pages 121-142
  8. Pini Gurfil, P. Kenneth Seidelmann
    Pages 143-161
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    Pages 163-195
  10. Pini Gurfil, P. Kenneth Seidelmann
    Pages 197-228
  11. Pini Gurfil, P. Kenneth Seidelmann
    Pages 229-253
  12. Pini Gurfil, P. Kenneth Seidelmann
    Pages 255-298
  13. Pini Gurfil, P. Kenneth Seidelmann
    Pages 299-326
  14. Pini Gurfil, P. Kenneth Seidelmann
    Pages 327-367
  15. Pini Gurfil, P. Kenneth Seidelmann
    Pages 369-410
  16. Pini Gurfil, P. Kenneth Seidelmann
    Pages 411-439
  17. Pini Gurfil, P. Kenneth Seidelmann
    Pages 441-487
  18. Pini Gurfil, P. Kenneth Seidelmann
    Pages 489-500
  19. Pini Gurfil, P. Kenneth Seidelmann
    Pages 501-512
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 513-522

About this book

Introduction

This volume is designed as an introductory text and reference book for graduate students, researchers and practitioners in the fields of astronomy, astrodynamics, satellite systems, space sciences and astrophysics. The purpose of the book is to emphasize the similarities between celestial mechanics and astrodynamics, and to present recent advances in these two fields so that the reader can understand the inter-relations and mutual influences. The juxtaposition of celestial mechanics and astrodynamics is a unique approach that is expected to be a refreshing attempt to discuss both the mechanics of space flight and the dynamics of celestial objects.  

“Celestial Mechanics and Astrodynamics: Theory and Practice” also presents the main challenges and future prospects for the two fields in an elaborate, comprehensive and rigorous manner. The book presents homogenous and fluent discussions of the key problems, rendering a portrayal of recent advances in the field together with some basic concepts and essential infrastructure in orbital mechanics. The text contains introductory material followed by a gradual development of ideas interweaved to yield a coherent presentation of advanced topics.

Keywords

Atmospheric Drag Canonical Transformations Celestial Mechanics and Astrodynamics Computation of Orbits Extrasolar Planets Flybys General Central-Force Motion Least Squares Methods and Kalman Filtering Numerical Procedures in Astrodynamics Numerical Procedures in Celestial Mechanics Orbit Transfers People and Progress in Celestial Mechanics Space Debris Stability and Chaos in Celestial Mechanics Three-Body Problem Two-Body Problem

Authors and affiliations

  • Pini Gurfil
    • 1
  • P. Kenneth Seidelmann
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Aerospace EngineeringTechnion-Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.Department of AstronomyThe University of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-50370-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-50368-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-50370-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-7985
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