Dynamics of extended celestial bodies and rings / Jean Souchay (ed.).
Contributor(s): Souchay, JeanMaterial type: TextSeries: Lecture notes in physics: 682.Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, 2006Description: 1 online resource (xii, 207 pages) : illustrations (some color)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540324553; 3540324550; 9783540280248; 3540280243; 1280617837; 9781280617836Subject(s): Celestial mechanics | Mécanique céleste | SCIENCE -- Astronomy | Celestial mechanics | Physique | Celestial mechanics | fysica | physics | ruimtewetenschap | space science | mechanica | mechanics | astronomie | astronomy | geofysica | geophysics | geodesie | geodesy | Physics (General) | Fysica (algemeen)Genre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Dynamics of extended celestial bodies and rings.DDC classification: 521 LOC classification: QB353 | .D96 2005ebOther classification: P13 Online resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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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.