Lecture Notes in Physics

Dynamics of Extended Celestial Bodies And Rings

Editors: Souchay, Jean J. (Ed.)

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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.

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"This book is devoted to the study of the dynamics of celestial bodies, in cases where they cannot be approximated by material points. … this volume may serve well as a basic tutorial for the study of the title problem for extended bodies of our Solar system." (Simos Ichtiaroglou, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1109 (11), 2007)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Spinning Bodies: A Tutorial

    Pages 1-22

    Tokieda, Tadashi

  • Physics of the Earth’s Interior, Deformation and Rotation

    Pages 23-66

    Legros, Hilaire (et al.)

  • Modelling and Characterizing the Earth’s Gravity Field: From Basic Principles to Current Purposes

    Pages 67-87

    Deleffie, Florent (et al.)

  • Asteroids from Observations to Models

    Pages 89-116

    Hestroffer, D. (et al.)

  • Modelling Collisions Between Asteroids: From Laboratory Experiments to Numerical Simulations

    Pages 117-143

    Michel, Patrick

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dynamics of Extended Celestial Bodies And Rings
Editors
  • Jean J. Souchay
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Physics
Series Volume
682
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-32455-3
DOI
10.1007/b106629
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-28024-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06630-6
Series ISSN
0075-8450
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 208
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