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SpringerBriefs in Astronomy

The Dynamics of Small Solar System Bodies

Authors: Wood, Jeremy

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  • Summarizes the latest research on ringed small bodies
  • Provides a quick reference for orbital and physical data for known and potentially ringed small bodies
  • Includes lookup tables to quickly estimate important quantities without the need for lengthy numerical simulations
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About this book

This SpringerBrief summarizes the latest relevant research and discoveries that have been made in the area of ringed small bodies and small body taxonomy, including those that lay the groundwork for future discoveries. 
Before 2013, ringed small bodies were only theoretical. Thus, there are very limited publications available on this relatively new subfield of astronomy. With the introduction of the GAIA catalogue, star positions are now known better than ever before. Since rings are discovered through the use of starlight occultation, we could very well be looking at an explosion of discoveries of ringed small bodies in the near future. 
Each chapter is accompanied by exercises, and an end-of-book answer key is provided. As such, this brief will benefit students and researchers alike who wish to have a single document and quick access to the latest information on ringed small bodies and small body taxonomy.

About the authors

Dr. Jeremy Wood hails from Washington, Indiana and holds a PhD in astronomy from the University of Southern Queensland. He has over 20 years experience teaching physics and astronomy at the introductory college level. Each class is supplemented with online material, and he has also authored two physics lab manuals for use by his students. Dr. Wood continues to be on the forefront of research on small bodies and also is an astrometric measurer of small bodies for the International Astronomical Search Collaboration . He has been the lead author on three relevant professional publications and has authored the novel "Chaotic Planet: Origin."

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-28109-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-28108-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Dynamics of Small Solar System Bodies
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Astronomy
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-28109-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-28109-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-28108-3
Series ISSN
2191-9100
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 124
Number of Illustrations
34 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
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