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The Lidov-Kozai Effect - Applications in Exoplanet Research and Dynamical Astronomy

  • Covers the multitude of the Lidov-Kozai effect’s modern applications and its theory developments

  • Hot topic in exoplanet dynamics

  • Self-contained book written for a wide readership of researchers and students working in astrophysics, celestial mechanics, stellar dynamics, theoretical mechanics, space missions design

Part of the book series: Astrophysics and Space Science Library (ASSL, volume 441)

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi
  2. Dynamical Essence and Historical Background

    • Ivan I. Shevchenko
    Pages 1-11
  3. Classical Results

    • Ivan I. Shevchenko
    Pages 27-56
  4. The Theory Advances

    • Ivan I. Shevchenko
    Pages 57-89
  5. Understanding Irregular Satellites

    • Ivan I. Shevchenko
    Pages 91-103
  6. Sungrazing Comets

    • Ivan I. Shevchenko
    Pages 105-115
  7. Asteroids and Kuiper Belt Objects in Inclined Orbits

    • Ivan I. Shevchenko
    Pages 117-137
  8. The Role in Sculpting Exoplanetary Systems

    • Ivan I. Shevchenko
    Pages 139-159
  9. Applications in Stellar Dynamics

    • Ivan I. Shevchenko
    Pages 161-169
  10. Back Matter

    Pages 171-194

About this book

This book deals with an effect in celestial mechanics that has become quite important in exoplanet research. The Lidov-Kozai effect reveals itself in coherent periodic variations (which can be very large) of the inclination and eccentricity of an orbiting body in the presence of an inclined perturber. The effect is known to be important in the motion of many asteroids and planetary satellites. What is more, now it attracts more and more interest in the astronomical and astrophysical community due to its relevance for many exoplanetary systems. Recent years witnessed major advancements in its theory. It would be no exaggeration to say that nowadays the Lidov-Kozai effect becomes one of the most studied astrophysical effects. This book covers the multitude of the Lidov-Kozai effect’s modern applications and its theory developments. It will be useful for researchers and students working in astrophysics, celestial mechanics, stellar dynamics, theoretical mechanics, space missions design, depending on the interests of the reader. The book is self-contained. It provides the full detailed coverage of the effect’s theory and applications.

Keywords

  • Astrodynamics
  • Celestial Mechanics
  • Exoplanetary Dynamics
  • Lidov-Kozai Effect
  • Planetary Astrophysics
  • Solar System Dynamics
  • Stellar Dynamics

Reviews

“The Lidov-Kozai Effect is a detailed review book on the Lidov-Kozai mechanism and provides a few example applications in exoplanetary and stellar dynamics. ... The book can be a good read for PhD students, postdocs, or any other researchers who are interested in entering the field. ... this book could be very useful to the astrophysicist who is interested in learning about hierarchical three-body systems and getting a ‘big picture’ view of some possible applications of this mechanism in astrophysics.” (Smadar Naoz, The Observatory, Vol. 137 (1261), December, 2017)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pulkovo Observatory of the Russian Acade, St. Petersburg, Russia

    Ivan I. Shevchenko

About the author

Ivan Shevchenko is Head of Department of Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy at Pulkovo Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia.

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eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-43522-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)