Astronomy and Astrophysics Library

Physics of Planetary Rings

Celestial Mechanics of Continuous Media

Authors: Fridman, Alexei M., Gorkavyi, Nikolai N.

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Physics of Planetary Rings describes striking structures in the planetary rings of Saturn, Uranus, Jupiter and Neptune. In Saturn, the rings are stratified into thousands of ringlets united in a complex hierarchical structure with spiral waves and gaps; in Uranus, they are compressed into narrow streams; and in Neptune, one observes a chain of clumps. This abundance of dynamical structures is the result of unique instabilities and the resonance action of satellites. The authors have made decisive contributions to research into collisional, collective and resonance phenomena in planetary rings. They correctly predicted the existence of unknown Uranian satellites prior to the Voyager 2 fly-by. The combination of a high quality description, interesting illustrations and a fascinating and natural presentation will make this book of great interest to a broad readership, including astronomers, physicists, mathematicians, students and amateur astronomers.

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"The book will become essential reading for all researchers into the diverse ring systems of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune."
Irish Astronomical Journal, 2000

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Physics of Planetary Rings
Book Subtitle
Celestial Mechanics of Continuous Media
Authors
Translated by
Haar, D.t.
Series Title
Astronomy and Astrophysics Library
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-03918-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-03918-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-64864-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-08437-9
Series ISSN
0941-7834
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 437
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