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Hardcover Adventures in Celestial Mechanics: A First Course in the Theory of Orbits Book

ISBN: 0292751052

ISBN13: 9780292751057

Adventures in Celestial Mechanics: A First Course in the Theory of Orbits

A fascinating introduction to the basic principles of orbital mechanics It has been three hundred years since Isaac Newton first formulated laws to explain the orbits of the Moon and the planets of... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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A delightful insight on Kepler's laws of planetary orbits!

I found this text one Saturday afternoon while shopping at a university bookstore in Denver. I am a candidate for the M.S. degree in astronomyand physics and doing my thesis on Johannes Kepler and his three laws of planetary motion. While browsing through the physics section, I saw this text right in front of me. I spent the next half-hour thumbing through the pages. I purchased it, and I'm using it for part of my thesis. I also am part-time faculty at a unversity in the Denver area. I have shared this wonderful text with students and other faculty members. There are full explanations of orbits, detailed drawings, equations, and sample problems. Orbits include those of planets, moons, man-made satellites, asteroids and comets. I find it an enjoyable book for all that are interested in astronmony from the junior high student through a professional in the field.
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