Impact of Modern Dynamics in Astronomy

Proceedings of the IAU Colloquium 172 held in Namur (Belgium), 6–11 July 1998

  • J. Henrard
  • S. Ferraz-Mello

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Cosmology

    1. G. Contopoulos, N. Voglis, C. Efthymiopoulos
      Pages 1-16
    2. Andrzej J. Maciejewski, Marek Szydłowski
      Pages 17-24
  3. Small Bodies in the Solar System

    1. Brian G. Marsden
      Pages 51-54
    2. Cl. Froeschlé, T. J. Jopek, G. B. Valsecchi
      Pages 55-64
    3. Miloš Šidlichovský
      Pages 77-86
    4. I. V. Tupikova, A. A. Vakhidov, M. Soffel
      Pages 87-96
    5. C. Beaugé, A. Lemaître, S. Jancart
      Pages 97-105
    6. Sergei I. Ipatov
      Pages 107-116
    7. E. Pilat-Lohinger, R. Dvorak, Ch. Burger
      Pages 117-126
  4. Stellar Systems

    1. Sverre J. Aarseth
      Pages 127-137
    2. Daniel D. Carpintero, Juan C. Muzzio, Felipe C. Wachlin
      Pages 159-168
    3. Andrés Riaguas, Antonio Elipe, Martín Lara
      Pages 169-178
    4. Simon F. Portegies Zwart, Koji Takahashi
      Pages 179-186
  5. Analytical and Numerical Tools

    1. P. Cincotta, C. Simó
      Pages 195-209
    2. N. Voglis, G. Contopoulos, C. Efthymiopoulos
      Pages 211-220
    3. C. Efthymiopoulos, G. Contopoulos, N. Voglis
      Pages 221-230
    4. S. Ferraz-Mello
      Pages 243-248
    5. F. Mondejar, A. Vigueras
      Pages 303-312
  6. Planets and Satellites

  7. Extended Abstracts

    1. Small Bodies in the Solar System

      1. James L. Hilton, Ronald C. Stone
        Pages 361-362
      2. M. E. Sansaturio, Andrea Milani, A. La Spina
        Pages 363-364
      3. Andrea Milani, Giovanni B. Valsecchi
        Pages 369-370
      4. E. Desvoivres, J. Klinger, A. C. Levasseur-Regourd
        Pages 373-374
      5. CH. Burger, E. Pilat-Lohinger, R. Dvorak, A. Christaki
        Pages 375-376
      6. Francisco López-GarcÍa, Adrian Brunini
        Pages 377-378
      7. K. Goździewski, A. J. Maciejewski
        Pages 379-380
      8. D. Nesvorný, A. Morbidelli
        Pages 381-382
      9. F. Roig, S. Ferraz-Mello
        Pages 387-388
      10. A. Simula, S. Ferraz-Mello, C. Giordano
        Pages 389-390

About these proceedings


Modem dynamics is increasingly participating in the solution of problems raised by as­ tronomical observations. This new relationship is being fostered on one side by the im­ provements in the observations, which in recent years contributed several discoveries of new systems, such as the objects in the Kuiper belt, the pulsar and star companions, to speak only of the most striking ones, and, on the other hand, by the progresses in modem dynamics. The progresses in modem dynamics are due to two factors: the dissemination of fast computers, allowing the numerical studies of very complex systems by a large number of scientists, and the improvement in our understanding of the complex behaviour of Hamiltonian systems. KAM and Nekhorochev theories have shed a light on the subtle and surprizing interplays between regular and chaotic motions; numerical experiments and analytical approximations have shown how these peculiarities are indeed present in astronomically important systems and are instrumental in understanding their formation and evolution.


astronomy chaos cosmology planet solar system star

Editors and affiliations

  • J. Henrard
    • 1
  • S. Ferraz-Mello
    • 2
  1. 1.University of NamurBelgium
  2. 2.University of São PauloBrazil

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5930-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4527-5
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