Dynamics of Extended Celestial Bodies and Rings by Jean Souchay
English | PDF | 2006 | 217 Pages | ISBN : 3540280243 | 6.2 MB
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.