Lecture Notes in Physics

Tides in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Editors: Souchay, Jean, Mathis, Stéphane, Tokieda, Tadashi (Eds.)

  • A thorough introduction to the fundamental theories of tides in astronomical objects and on the Earth
  • Places the study of tides in a historical perspective
  • Based on course-tested lecture notes
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Based on the lecture notes of a school titled ‘Tides in Astronomy and Astrophysics’ that brought together students and researchers, this book focuses on the fundamental theories of tides at different scales of the universe—from tiny satellites to whole galaxies—and on the most recent developments. It also attempts to place the study of tides in a historical perspective.                                                         Starting with a general tutorial on tides, the theme of tides is approached in 9 chapters from many directions. They allow non-experts to pick up a physical intuition and a sense of orders of magnitude in the theory of tides. These carefully prepared lecture notes by leaders in the field include many illustrative figures and drawings. Some even offer a variety of simple back-of the-envelope problems.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Tides: A Tutorial

    Tokieda, Tadashi

    Pages 1-30

  • Investigations of Tides from the Antiquity to Laplace

    Deparis, Vincent (et al.)

    Pages 31-82

  • Oceanic Tides

    Simon, Bernard (et al.)

    Pages 83-114

  • Precession and Nutation of the Earth

    Souchay, Jean (et al.)

    Pages 115-166

  • Tides on Satellites of Giant Planets

    Rambaux, Nicolas (et al.)

    Pages 167-200

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tides in Astronomy and Astrophysics
Editors
  • Jean Souchay
  • Stéphane Mathis
  • Tadashi Tokieda
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Physics
Series Volume
861
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-32961-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-32961-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-32960-9
Series ISSN
0075-8450
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 375
Number of Illustrations and Tables
78 b/w illustrations, 60 illustrations in colour
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