Dynamics of Extended Celestial Bodies And Rings by Jean J. SouchayDynamics of Extended Celestial Bodies And Rings by Jean J. Souchay

Dynamics of Extended Celestial Bodies And Rings

byJean J. Souchay

Hardcover | January 12, 2006

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Taking both a theoretical and observational perspective, this book is an introduction to recent developments in the field of celestial mechanics. It emphasizes the application to extended celestial bodies and devotes much attention to rotational aspects. In particular, it explains the state of art for accurate modelling of the rotation of celestial bodies such as the Earth, the Moon, and Mercury, which involves principles related to hydrodynamics and geodesy. Comparisons between the light curves of the asteroids and their rotational state are made and spatial techniques leading to the determination of the Earth's gravitational field are explained. Also, the book provides a general overview of the collisional processes in the solar system and of the dynamics of the rings. It is addressed to graduate students and researchers in space sciences and celestial dynamics.

Title:Dynamics of Extended Celestial Bodies And RingsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:208 pagesPublished:January 12, 2006Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3540280243

ISBN - 13:9783540280248


Table of Contents

Spinning Bodies: A Tutorial.- Physics of the Earth's Interior, Deformation and Rotation.- Modelling and Characterizing the Earth's Gravity Field: From Basic Principles to Current Purposes.- Asteroids from Observations to Models.- Modelling Collisions Between Asteroids: From Laboratory Experiments to Numerical Simulations.- Geometric Conditions for Quasi-Collisions in öpik's Theory.- The Synchronous Rotation of the Moon.- The Spin-Orbit Rotation of Mercury.- Dynamics of Planetary Rings.

Editorial Reviews

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"This book is devoted to the study of the dynamics of celestial bodies, in cases where they cannot be approximated by material points. . this volume may serve well as a basic tutorial for the study of the title problem for extended bodies of our Solar system." (Simos Ichtiaroglou, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1109 (11), 2007)