Physics of the Solar System

Dynamics and Evolution, Space Physics, and Spacetime Structure

  • Bruno Bertotti
  • Paolo Farinella
  • David Vokrouhlický

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 293)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Bruno Bertotti, Paolo Farinella, David Vokrouhlický
    Pages 1-34
  3. Bruno Bertotti, Paolo Farinella, David Vokrouhlický
    Pages 35-61
  4. Bruno Bertotti, Paolo Farinella, David Vokrouhlický
    Pages 63-93
  5. Bruno Bertotti, Paolo Farinella, David Vokrouhlický
    Pages 95-113
  6. Bruno Bertotti, Paolo Farinella, David Vokrouhlický
    Pages 115-143
  7. Bruno Bertotti, Paolo Farinella, David Vokrouhlický
    Pages 145-168
  8. Bruno Bertotti, Paolo Farinella, David Vokrouhlický
    Pages 169-209
  9. Bruno Bertotti, Paolo Farinella, David Vokrouhlický
    Pages 211-238
  10. Bruno Bertotti, Paolo Farinella, David Vokrouhlický
    Pages 239-259
  11. Bruno Bertotti, Paolo Farinella, David Vokrouhlický
    Pages 261-295
  12. Bruno Bertotti, Paolo Farinella, David Vokrouhlický
    Pages 297-312
  13. Bruno Bertotti, Paolo Farinella, David Vokrouhlický
    Pages 313-343
  14. Bruno Bertotti, Paolo Farinella, David Vokrouhlický
    Pages 345-376
  15. Bruno Bertotti, Paolo Farinella, David Vokrouhlický
    Pages 377-457
  16. Bruno Bertotti, Paolo Farinella, David Vokrouhlický
    Pages 459-508
  17. Bruno Bertotti, Paolo Farinella, David Vokrouhlický
    Pages 509-555
  18. Bruno Bertotti, Paolo Farinella, David Vokrouhlický
    Pages 557-585
  19. Bruno Bertotti, Paolo Farinella, David Vokrouhlický
    Pages 587-620
  20. Bruno Bertotti, Paolo Farinella, David Vokrouhlický
    Pages 621-640

About this book

Introduction

This book is a direct sequel to: B. Bcrtotri and P. Farinclla, "Physics of the Earth and the Solar System, Dynamics and Evolution. Space Navigation. Spa­ cc-Time Structure" (Kluwcr Academic Publishers, 1990). Nearly 15 years af­ tcr its publication it became evident that the volume was in need of a new edition to keep up with the outstanding progress and the changing perspectives in this field. David Vokrouhlicky agreed to collaborate on the project and be the third author. On March 25, 2000. after a tong illness and a heart transplant. Paolo Farinella passed away. We then decided that. rather than aiming at a second edition, it made more sense to rewrite the book anew. While its basic content and the structure of the chapters are the same, important new topics have been added, including the extrasolar planetary systems, transneptunian objects. accurate determination of reference frames and new space projects. Greater relevance has been given to scmiquantitarive discussions before intro­ ducing formal developments: many figures have been added and updated and several errors corrected. More emphasis has given to the solar system, whereas geophysical topics have been left at a less advanced level. To mark this change the slightly differ ent title "Physics of the Solar System" was chosen. We wish to dedicate this book to the memory of Paolo Farinella. an out­ standing scientist, an invaluable collaborator and a dear friend.

Keywords

Planet Planetary system Solar System earth gravitation gravity solar

Authors and affiliations

  • Bruno Bertotti
    • 1
  • Paolo Farinella
    • 2
  • David Vokrouhlický
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Nuclear and Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of PaviaItaly
  2. 2.Department of AstronomyUniversity of TriesteItaly
  3. 3.Institute of AstronomyCharles UniversityPragueCzech Republic

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-0233-2
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-1509-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0233-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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