Applied Mathematical Sciences

Introduction to Hamiltonian Dynamical Systems and the N-Body Problem

Authors: Meyer, Kenneth, Offin, Daniel C.

  • Provides an introduction to an advanced area of research ideal for beginners
  • Problems included at the end of each chapter
  • Included topics lead to current literature and research
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About this Textbook

This third edition text provides expanded material on the restricted three body problem and celestial mechanics.  With each chapter containing new content, readers are provided with new material on reduction, orbifolds, and the regularization of the Kepler problem, all of which are provided with applications.  

The previous editions grew out of graduate level courses in mathematics, engineering, and physics given at several different universities.  The courses took students who had some background in differential equations and lead them through a systematic grounding in the theory of Hamiltonian mechanics from a dynamical systems point of view.

This text provides a mathematical structure of celestial mechanics ideal for beginners, and will be useful to graduate students and researchers alike.

 

Reviews of the second edition:

"The primary subject here is the basic theory of Hamiltonian differential equations studied from the perspective of differential dynamical systems. The N-body problem is used as the primary example of a Hamiltonian system, a touchstone for the theory as the authors develop it. This book is intended to support a first course at the graduate level for mathematics and engineering students. … It is a well-organized and accessible introduction to the subject … . This is an attractive book … ." (William J. Satzer, The Mathematical Association of America, March, 2009)

“The second edition of this text infuses new mathematical substance and relevance into an already modern classic … and is sure to excite future generations of readers. … This outstanding book can be used not only as an introductory course at the graduate level in mathematics, but also as course material for engineering graduate students. … it is an elegant and invaluable reference for mathematicians and scientists with an interest in classical and celestial mechanics, astrodynamics, physics, biology, and related fields.” (Marian Gidea, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2010 d)

About the authors

Ken Meyer  has a long history of working in Hamiltonian differential equations and the N-body problem.  He has over 100 papers published.    

Daniel Offin is an active researcher in the theory of Hamiltonian systems using variational methods. He has made some important contributions to celestial mechanics using the Maslov index.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-53690-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Introduction to Hamiltonian Dynamical Systems and the N-Body Problem
Authors
Series Title
Applied Mathematical Sciences
Series Volume
90
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-53691-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-53691-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-53690-3
Series ISSN
0066-5452
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XIII, 384
Number of Illustrations and Tables
31 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
1st edition: © Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999;2nd edition: © Springer-Verlag New York 2009
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