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Solar System Astrophysics: Background Science and the Inner Solar System (Astronomy and Astrophysics Library)

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Solar System Astrophysics: Background Science and the Inner Solar System (Astronomy and Astrophysics Library)

Solar System Astrophysics: Background Science and the Inner Solar System (Astronomy and Astrophysics Library) by Eugene F. Milone
English | 3 Jan. 2014 | ISBN: 1461488478 | 356 Pages | EPUB | 5.34 MB

The second edition of Solar System Astrophysics: Background Science and the Inner Solar System provides new insights into the burgeoning field of planetary astronomy. As in the first edition, this volume begins with a rigorous treatment of coordinate frames, basic positional astronomy, and the celestial mechanics of two and restricted three body system problems. Perturbations are treated in the same way, with clear step-by-step derivations. Then the Earth's gravitational potential field and the Earth-Moon system are discussed, and the exposition turns to radiation properties with a chapter on the Sun. The exposition of the physical properties of the Moon and the terrestrial planets are greatly expanded, with much new information highlighted on the Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars.

All of the material is presented within a framework of historical importance. This book and its sister volume, Solar System Astrophysics: Background Science and the Inner Solar system, are pedagogically well written, providing clearly illustrated explanations, for example, of such topics as the numerical integration of the Adams-Williamson equation, the equations of state in planetary interiors and atmospheres, Maxwell's equations as applied to planetary ionospheres and magnetospheres, and the physics and chemistry of the Habitable Zone in planetary systems.