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Stability and Chaos in Celestial Mechanics (Paperback, 2010 ed.) Loot Price: R3,593
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Stability and Chaos in Celestial Mechanics (Paperback, 2010 ed.): Alessandra Celletti

Stability and Chaos in Celestial Mechanics (Paperback, 2010 ed.)

Alessandra Celletti

Series: Astronomy and Planetary Sciences

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The last decades have marked the beginning of a new era in Celestial Mech- ics. The challenges came from several di?erent directions. The stability theory of nearly-integrable systems (a class of problems which includes many models of - lestial Mechanics) pro?ted from the breakthrough represented by the Kolmogorov- Arnold-Moser theory, which also provides tools for determining explicitly the - rameter values allowing for stability. A con?nement of the actions for exponential times was guaranteed by Nekhoroshev's theorem, which gives much information about the geography of the resonances. Performing ever-faster computer simu- tionsallowedustohavedeeperinsightsintomanyquestionsofDynamicalSystems, most notably chaos theory. In this context several techniques have been developed to distinguish between ordered and chaotic behaviors. Modern tools for computing spacecraft trajectories made possible the realization of many space missions, es- cially the interplanetary tours, which gave a new shape to the solar system with a lot of new satellites and small bodies. Finally, the improvement of observational techniques allowed us to make two revolutions in the sky: the solar system does not end with Pluto, but it extends to the Kuiper belt, and the solar system is not unique, but the universe has plenty of extrasolar planetary systems. Cookingalltheseingredientstogetherwiththeclassicaltheoriesdevelopedfrom the 17th to the 19th centuries, one obtains themodern Celestial Mechanics.

General

Imprint: Springer-Verlag
Country of origin: Germany
Series: Astronomy and Planetary Sciences
Release date: March 2012
First published: 2010
Authors: Alessandra Celletti
Dimensions: 240 x 170 x 14mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 264
Edition: 2010 ed.
ISBN-13: 978-3-642-26156-5
Categories: Books > Science & Mathematics > Astronomy, space & time > General
Books > Science & Mathematics > Mathematics > Applied mathematics > Non-linear science
Books > Science & Mathematics > Physics > Classical mechanics > General
Books > Science & Mathematics > Physics > Applied physics & special topics > Astrophysics
LSN: 3-642-26156-6
Barcode: 9783642261565

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