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Stability and Chaos in Celestial Mechanics

Alessandra Celletti

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Paperback. 264 pages. Dimensions: 9.2in. x 6.1in. x 0.6in.The last decades have marked the beginning of a new era in Celestial Mech- ics. The challenges came from several dierent directions. The stability theory of nearlyintegrable systems (a class of problems which includes many models of - lestial Mechanics) proted from the breakthrough represented by the Kolmogorov ArnoldMoser theory, which also provides tools for determining explicitly the - rameter values allowing for stability. A connement of the actions for exponential times was guaranteed by Nekhoroshevs 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. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9783642261565

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Title: Stability and Chaos in Celestial Mechanics

Publisher: Springer

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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This overview of classical celestial mechanics focuses the interplay with dynamical systems. Paradigmatic models introduce key concepts – order, chaos, invariant curves and cantori – followed by the investigation of dynamical systems with numerical methods.


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“The aim of this book is to demonstrate a modern aspects of celestial mechanics. ... The book contain a set of Appendices (A–G) good for quick reference to the literature ... . The present excellent book is devoted to advance level undergraduate students as well as postgraduate students and researchers. The author provided comprehensive literature, 175 items.” (Nikolay Asenov Kostov, Google Bucher, June, 2010)

“This book is a comprehensive introduction to problems of celestial mechanics appropriate for students, PhD students and specialists in the area.” (Nikolay Asenov Kostov, Journal of Geometry and Symmetry in Physics, Vol. 20, 2010)

“This book is a welcome addition to the literature on celestial mechanics. The book contains a great wealth of information. ... This book is suitable both for the beginner and the expert. ... The book’s main strengths are the great amount of information packed in only 261 pages, which makes it suitable as an introduction, but also as a reference ... . In conclusion, I think the book would be a great ... addition to any dynamicist’s library.”­­­ (Manuele Santoprete, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2011 d)

“This book builds a well supported bridge between the maths of Hamiltonian dynamics and Celestial Mechanics. Both historical examples of dynamical systems and the mechanical details needed to work in Celestial Mechanics are clearly covered so that a student can gain working knowledge in both fields. ... this book a real pleasure to read. ... an ideal textbook for a graduate Physics/Astronomy class focusing on Celestial Mechanics ... . Students preparing to work on exo-planetary system dynamics should find this book a valuable resource.” (Alice Quillen, Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, Vol. 110, 2011)

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