Impact of Modern Dynamics in Astronomy

Impact of Modern Dynamics in Astronomy : Proceedings of IAU Colloquium 172 Held in Namur, Belgium, July 1998

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This volume of proceedings contains review and research papers concerning the impact of modern dynamics in astronomy. Modern dynamics is playing an increasing role in the solution of problems raised by astronomical observations. This new relationship is being fostered by discoveries of new systems, such as the Kuiper belt, pulsar and star companions; by progress in theoretical dynamics, like KAM and Nekhorochev theories and adiabatic invariants; and by the dissemination of fast computers. The two main areas of applications which are discussed are "stellar systems", including dynamics of galaxies, and "small bodies in the solar system". In both cases the concepts and tools of chaotic motion are considered and fully discussed.
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  • Hardback | 472 pages
  • 166.9 x 231.9 x 28.2mm | 716.67g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands, United States
  • English
  • My, 73:1-4 ed.
  • 45 SW-Abb.
  • 0792358422
  • 9780792358428

Table of contents

Preface. Cosmology. Small Bodies in the Solar System. Stellar Systems. Analytical and Numerical Tools. Planets and Satellites. Extended Abstracts: Small Bodies in the Solar System. Stellar Systems and Galaxies. Planetary Systems. Tools. Miscellaneous.
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