Physics of Planetary Rings

Celestial Mechanics of Continuous Media

  • Alexei M. Fridman
  • Nikolai N. Gorkavyi

Part of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Library book series (AAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXI
  2. Alexei M. Fridman, Nikolai N. Gorkavyi
    Pages 1-20
  3. Alexei M. Fridman, Nikolai N. Gorkavyi
    Pages 21-57
  4. Alexei M. Fridman, Nikolai N. Gorkavyi
    Pages 59-79
  5. Alexei M. Fridman, Nikolai N. Gorkavyi
    Pages 81-94
  6. Alexei M. Fridman, Nikolai N. Gorkavyi
    Pages 95-114
  7. Alexei M. Fridman, Nikolai N. Gorkavyi
    Pages 115-130
  8. Alexei M. Fridman, Nikolai N. Gorkavyi
    Pages 131-152
  9. Alexei M. Fridman, Nikolai N. Gorkavyi
    Pages 153-187
  10. Alexei M. Fridman, Nikolai N. Gorkavyi
    Pages 189-198
  11. Alexei M. Fridman, Nikolai N. Gorkavyi
    Pages 199-211
  12. Alexei M. Fridman, Nikolai N. Gorkavyi
    Pages 213-252
  13. Alexei M. Fridman, Nikolai N. Gorkavyi
    Pages 253-284
  14. Alexei M. Fridman, Nikolai N. Gorkavyi
    Pages 285-295
  15. Alexei M. Fridman, Nikolai N. Gorkavyi
    Pages 297-312
  16. Alexei M. Fridman, Nikolai N. Gorkavyi
    Pages 313-313
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 315-437

About this book

Introduction

Physics of Planetary Rings describes striking structures in the planetary rings of Saturn, Uranus, Jupiter and Neptune. In Saturn, the rings are stratified into thousands of ringlets united in a complex hierarchical structure with spiral waves and gaps; in Uranus, they are compressed into narrow streams; and in Neptune, one observes a chain of clumps. This abundance of dynamical structures is the result of unique instabilities and the resonance action of satellites. The authors have made decisive contributions to research into collisional, collective and resonance phenomena in planetary rings. They correctly predicted the existence of unknown Uranian satellites prior to the Voyager 2 fly-by. The combination of a high quality description, interesting illustrations and a fascinating and natural presentation will make this book of great interest to a broad readership, including astronomers, physicists, mathematicians, students and amateur astronomers.

Keywords

Celestial mechanics Planet Solar System solar vortices

Authors and affiliations

  • Alexei M. Fridman
    • 1
    • 2
  • Nikolai N. Gorkavyi
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Astronomy RASMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Sternberg Astronomical InstituteMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Crimean Astrophysical ObservatoryGoddard Space Flight CenterGreenbeltUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-03918-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08437-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03918-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0941-7834
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