Modern Celestial Mechanics: From Theory to Applications
Alessandra Celletti, Sylvio Ferraz-Mello, Jacques Henrard
Springer, 30/nov/2002 - 476 pagine
This book is intended to diffuse original research results interesting people working in Celestial Mechanics in both theory and applications. Theoretical investigators will find several results on Hamiltonian Dynamics, periodic Orbits, Chaos Diagnostic and Perturbations Theory. Applications cover several directions of research starting with those related to space exploration (mission design and space research) to those related to astronomy (extrasolar planets, asteroids, Near Earth asteroids). Since this book carries original results, it is unique and complements similar books and journals.Some of the subjects have great media appeal: the risk of impact of space debris on the Space Station, the possibility of fly-by missions to asteroids approaching dangerously to our planet, the study of the orbits of these objects, etc. Appealing for a large audience among scientists are the subjects related to Chaos and Order as well as those centered on the study of the dynamics of exoplanets (extrasolar planets). The appeal of the more theoretical papers lies in the fact that they make a tour on the state-of-the-art of several classical problems.