Dynamics and Masses of Astronomical Bodies
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The motion of astronomical bodies was first correctly analyzed by Isaac Newton (1642–1727). He saw that a variety of apparently unrelated observations all had common features and should form part of a single theory of gravitational interaction. To formulate the theory, he had to invent mathematical techniques that described the observations and showed their interrelationship. His struggles with the mathematical problems are recorded in his book Principia Mathematica (Ne00).
KeywordsImpact Parameter Radius Vector Globular Cluster Galactic Center Inertial Mass
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