The aim of this book is to demonstrate to a wider audience, as well as to a more skilled audience, the many fascinating aspects of modern celestial mechanics. It sets out to do this without the use of mathematics. After giving the reader the technical tools needed for a basic understanding of the underlying physical phenomena (using only elementary mathematics), facts and figures are provided on historical events, modern discoveries and future applications. Contents are divided into major topics where the three qsoulsq of modern celestial mechanics (dynamical systems, Solar System and stellar systems, spaceflight dynamics) play a major role.small that it should be taken into account only for celestial bodies with diameters less than 10 km over long timespans. ... generated by a catastrophic event leads them to cross a resonance after having drifted through the main belt for a period of time long enough ... August) is explained by the passage of our planet close to the orbit of a short-period comet, where the density of the particles is much higher .
|Author||:||Alessandra Celletti, Ettore Perozzi|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-06-24|