Orbital Mechanics with Online Testing, Second Edition (Elsevier Aerospace Engineering)

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781856179546: Orbital Mechanics with Online Testing, Second Edition (Elsevier Aerospace Engineering)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Orbital mechanics is a cornerstone subject for aerospace engineering students. Maintaining the focus of the first edition, the author provides the foundation needed to understand the subject and proceed to advanced topics. Starting with the solution of the two-body problem and formulas for the different kinds of orbits, the text moves on to Kepler's equations, orbits in three dimensions, orbital elements from observations, orbital maneuvers, orbital rendezvous and interplanetary missions. This is followed by an introduction to spacecraft dynamics and a final chapter on basic rocket dynamics. The author's teach-by-example approach emphasizes the analytical procedures and computer-implemented algorithms required by today's students. There are a large number of worked examples, illustrations, end of chapter exercises (with answers) as well as many MATLAB® programs for use in homework and projects. The text can be used for one and two semester courses in space mechanics.

* A new section on numerical integration methods applicable to space mechanics problems

* A more centralized and improved discussion of coordinate systems and Euler angle sequences

* An expanded development of relative motion in orbit

* A new section on quaternions

* New worked-out examples, illustrations and homework problems

* New algorithms, MATLAB® scripts and simulations

* Instructor's manual and lecture slides available online

* Included online testing and assessment component helps students assess their knowledge of the topics

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

TECHNOLOGY/Aeronautics & Astronautics

TECHNOLOGY/Engineering/Mechanical

Orbital Mechanics for Engineering Students, Second Edition

Howard D. Curtis

"...Professor Curtis has crafted a text remarkably complete in detail and rigor for an introductory book. He communicates clearly in detail using text, illustration and exhaustive examples. These subjects typically challenge students, particularly during their initial exposure to the material. The superb examples will be extremely valuable to undergraduates and distinguishes this text from many others. This book should be given serious consideration for any undergraduate course in orbital mechanics or spacecraft dynamics." Ralph A. Sandfry, United States Air Force Academy, Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, vol 31, #2, AIAA.

All the necessary tools? theory, practical examples and computational procedures? to learn orbital mechanics in one volume.

Orbital mechanics is a cornerstone subject for aerospace engineering students. Maintaining the focus of the first edition, the author provides the foundation needed to understand the subject and proceed to advanced topics. Starting with the solution of the two-body problem and formulas for the different kinds of orbits, the text moves on to Kepler's equations, orbits in three dimensions, orbital elements from observations, orbital maneuvers, orbital rendezvous and interplanetary missions. This is followed by an introduction to spacecraft dynamics and a final chapter on basic rocket dynamics. The author's teach-by-example approach emphasizes the analytical procedures and computer-implemented algorithms required by today's students. There are a large number of worked examples, illustrations, end of chapter exercises (with answers) as well as many MATLAB® programs for use in homework and projects. The text can be used for one and two semester courses in space mechanics.

Key Features

. A new section on numerical integration methods applicable to space mechanics problems

. A more centralized and improved discussion of coordinate systems and Euler angle sequences

. An expanded development of relative motion in orbit

. A new section on quaternions

. New worked-out examples, illustrations and homework problems

. New algorithms, MATLAB® scripts and simulations

. Instructor's manual and lecture slides available online

.Included online testing and assessment component helps students assess their knowledge of the topics

 

Howard D. Curtis received his PhD from Purdue University's School of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is Professor and former Chair of Aerospace Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida, USA. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 117.00
US$ 82.06

Convert currency

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780123747785: Orbital Mechanics for Engineering Students (Aerospace Engineering)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0123747783 ISBN 13:  9780123747785
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2009
Hardcover

9781493301140: Orbital Mechanics for Engineering Students, Second Edition

Butter..., 2009
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Howard Curtis
Published by Butterworth-Heinemann (2009)
ISBN 10: 1856179540 ISBN 13: 9781856179546
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Butterworth-Heinemann, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: New. 2. Seller Inventory # DADAX1856179540

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 82.06
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Howard Curtis
Published by Butterworth-Heinemann (2009)
ISBN 10: 1856179540 ISBN 13: 9781856179546
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Butterworth-Heinemann, 2009. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1856179540

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 109.90
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Howard Curtis
ISBN 10: 1856179540 ISBN 13: 9781856179546
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
East West Academic Books LLC
(Burlington, NC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. New, Fast Delivery , 100 % money back if any problem with product and services. Seller Inventory # ABECA22661

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 113.58
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Curtis H.D.
ISBN 10: 1856179540 ISBN 13: 9781856179546
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
University Bookstore
(DELHI, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. This is Brand NEW. Seller Inventory # CBS-24092018-3768

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 160.57
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.58
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds