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Adventures in Celestial Mechanics - 2nd Ed. [Victor G. Szebehely and H. Mark, 1998] (softcover)
978-0471133179
Victor G. Szebehely and H. Mark
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310 pgs, 1998, John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 978-0471133179

Published posthumously, Szebehely has done an admirable job in presenting a complex field. Completed by Mark, the textbook gives students an appreciation of the motions of both natural and artificial bodies in space. Packed with helpful examples and problems, this updated edition is ideal for students in astronomy physics and astronautics.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

    1. On the Shoulders of Giants: An Historical Overview
    2. Circular Orbits
    3. The General Problem of Two Bodies
    4. Elliptic Orbits
    5. Rockets
    6. Energy Relationships: Hyperbolic and Parabolic Orbits
    7. Kepler's Equations and Lambert's Theorem
    8. Orbital Maneuvering of Spacecraft
    9. Elements of Spacecraft Dynamics
    10. Planetary Exploration
    11. General Perturbation Theory and a Specific Application to the Motion of the Planet Mercury
    12. The Motion of Earth-Orbiting Satellites
    13. The Problem of Three Bodies and the Stability of the Solar System
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