Modern Celestial Mechanics: From Theory to Applications

Proceedings of the Third Meeting on Celestical Mechanics — CELMEC III, held in Rome, Italy, 18–22 June, 2001

  • Alessandra Celletti
  • Sylvio Ferraz-Mello
  • Jacques Henrard
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Space Dynamics and Applications

    1. Alberta Albertella, Federica Migliaccio, Fernando Sansó
      Pages 1-15
    2. Richard Greenberg, Gregory V. Hoppa, Paul Geissler, Alyssa Sarid, B. R. Tufts
      Pages 35-47
    3. Ettore Perozzi, Lorenzo Casalino, Guido Colasurdo, Alessandro Rossi, Giovanni B. Valsecchi
      Pages 49-62
  3. Solar and Extrasolar Systems

  4. Chaos and Order

    1. Guido Ciraolo, Marco Pettini
      Pages 171-190
    2. G. Contopoulos, N. Voglis, C. Kalapotharakos
      Pages 191-204
    3. Marc Fouchard, Elena Lega, Christiane Froeschlé, Claude Froeschlé
      Pages 205-222
  5. Periodic Orbits and Resonance

    1. Alessandra Celletti, Andrea Chessa, John Hadjidemetriou, Giovanni Battista Valsecchi
      Pages 239-255
    2. Alessandra Celletti, Gabriella Della Penna, Claude Froeschlé
      Pages 257-274
    3. Jacques Henrard
      Pages 291-302
  6. Numerical and Analytical Methods

  7. Short Papers

    1. V. Carruba, J. A. Burns, W. Bottke, D. Nesvorný
      Pages 365-368
    2. Christian Circi, Paolo Teofilatto
      Pages 379-382
    3. Ch. Froeschlé, P. Michel, R. Gonczi, T. J. Jopek, G. Longo, L. Foschini
      Pages 383-388
    4. Frederic Gabern, Àngel Jorba
      Pages 389-392
    5. Gerard Gómez, José M. Mondelo
      Pages 397-402
    6. Th. A. Kotoulas, John D. Hadjidemetriou
      Pages 403-406
    7. Francisco Lopez-Garcia, Adrian Brunini
      Pages 417-422
    8. Mercè Ollé, Joan R. Pacha, Jordi Villanueva
      Pages 423-426
    9. E. Pilat-Lohinger, R. Dvorak, B. Funk
      Pages 431-434
    10. Giuseppe Pucacco, Kjell Rosquist
      Pages 435-440
    11. Kleomenis Tsiganis, Harry Varvoglis, Anastasios Anastasiadis
      Pages 451-454
    12. Harry Varvoglis, Kleomenis Tsiganis, John D. Hadjidemetriou
      Pages 459-462
    13. J. Waldvogel
      Pages 473-476

About these proceedings


At the opening of the "Third Meeting on Celestial Mechanics - CELMEC III", strong sensations hit our minds. The conference (18-22 June 2001) was being held in Villa Mondragone, a beautiful complex of buildings and gardens located within the township of Monte Porzio Catone, on the hills surrounding Rome. A former papal residence, the building has been recently restored by the University of Rome "Tor Vergata" to host academic activities and events. The conference room is called "Salone degli Svizzeri": here, Gregory XIII, on February 24, 1582, gave its sanction to the reform of the Julian calendar and declared officially in use the calendar still adopted nowadays. The magnificent high walls and tall ceiling strongly resounded, giving to our voice a peculiar Vatican sound, which took us by surprise. May be - we thought - a distant echo of the very words of Gregory XIII proclaiming the modem calendar was still haunting the room. Around us, in the audience, many countries were represented, thus indicating that the idea of putting together the three "souls" of modem Celestial Mechanics - perturbation theories, solar and stellar system studies, spaceflight dynamic- had been successful. CELMEC III is in fact the latest of a series of meetings (the first two editions took place in 1993 and 1997 in L' Aquila, Italy) whose aim is to establish a common ground among people working in Celestial Mechanics, yet belonging to different institutions such as universities, astronomical observatories, research institutes, space agencies and industries.


Celestial mechanics Planet Planetary system Solar System astronomy solar

Editors and affiliations

  • Alessandra Celletti
    • 1
  • Sylvio Ferraz-Mello
    • 2
  • Jacques Henrard
    • 3
  1. 1.Dipartimento di MatematicaUniversità di Roma “Tor Vergata”Italy
  2. 2.Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências AtmosféricasUniversidade de São PauloBrazil
  3. 3.Département de MathématiqueFNDPNamurBelgium

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6078-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2304-6
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