Computing the Motion of the Moon Accurately

  • Dieter S. Schmidt
Conference paper
Part of the The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications book series (IMA, volume 63)


The difficulties which one encounters in calculating the motion of the moon are typical for an entire class of problems where the solution is found approximately with the help of Poisson series. On the one side these difficulties are of a practical nature and have to do with the large number of terms which one has to manipulate. On the other side these difficulties also have to do with theoretical issues concerning the convergence of these series.


Coefficient Matrix Lower Order Term Periodic Term Practical Nature Lunar Theory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dieter S. Schmidt
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  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA

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