Advertisement

Mechanics and Theory of Gravitation

  • Albrecht Unsöld
Part of the Heidelberg Science Library book series (HSL)

Abstract

After protracted and hazardous beginnings with Kepler and Galileo, Isaac Newton in his Principia (1687) constructed the mechanics of terrestrial and cosmical systems. Using this in combination with his law of gravitation, in the same work he deduced Kepler’s laws and many other regularities in the motions of the planets. Small wonder that the further development of celestial mechanicsremained for almost two centuries one of the chief fields of endeavour for great mathematicians and astronomers.

Keywords

Angular Momentum Circular Orbit Celestial Mechanic Planetary Motion Outer Planet 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Brouwer, D., and G. M. Clemence: Methods of celestial mechanics. New York-London: Academic Press 1961.Google Scholar
  2. Brown, E. W., and C. A. Shook: Planetary theory. Cambridge Univ. Press 1933, also New York: Dover 1964.Google Scholar
  3. Brown, E. W., An introductory treatise on the lunar theory. New York: Dover reprint 1960.Google Scholar
  4. Poincaré, H.: Méthodes nouvelles de la mécanique céleste. 3 volumes. Paris 1892–1899, also New York: Dover.Google Scholar
  5. Brown, E. W., Leçons de mécanique céleste. 3 volumes. Paris 1905–1910.Google Scholar
  6. Smart, W. M.: Celestial mechanics. London: Longmans 1953.MATHGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • Albrecht Unsöld
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical Physics and University ObservatoryKielGermany

Personalised recommendations